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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 277.3
  • Total Fat: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 893.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 48.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 18.5 g
  • Protein: 14.9 g

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Katie's Red Beans and Rice

Submitted by: KMCQUAGE

Introduction

I've got a lot of cajun in me, and there are some recipes I can't live without! This is classic red beans and rice like my mama makes, only without any animal. I've got a lot of cajun in me, and there are some recipes I can't live without! This is classic red beans and rice like my mama makes, only without any animal.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 pound red beans
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 onion, chopped
    1 bell pepper, chopped
    2 stalks celery, chopped
    3-5 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 teaspoon Bacos
    2 bay leaves
    1 teaspoon thyme
    1 teaspoon oregano
    1 teaspoon cayenne
    1/2 teaspoon white pepper
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    dash Tabasco

Directions

Soak the beans overnight in enough water to cover! This is vital. The quick cook method doesn't make the beans as creamy, I swear.
The following day, drain and rinse the beans and set them aside.

Saute the onions, bell pepper, and celery in the olive oil until softened. (For some extra panache add some chopped red and yellow pepper.) Add the garlic, pressed or minced, and the Bacos and stir for 2 minutes or so.

Add the beans and enough water to cover with an inch or two to spare. Add the herbs and spices. The spice measurements are approximations. Please use as light or heavy a hand as you'd like! That's what makes it delicious.

Optional: Some liquid smoke can give that smoked sausage flavor to the beans if desired. You can add that now.

Bring beans to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and let them go. They're ready when they are tender and starting to fall apart. This can take an hour and a half or as long as three or four hours, depending on your beans. Just leave them alone.

When they're about ready, taste test and adjust the spices. If necessary give the beans another fifteen minutes for additional flavor mingling.

Ditch the bay leaves and serve over rice! (Not included in nutrition.)

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KMCQUAGE.






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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    The best I've had since leaving New Orleans... Yes, I DO know what it means to miss New Orleans. Only your version was better - no nasty meat-grease scum on top. I absolutely LOVED this recipe and will make it again and again. Only thing I did differently was to prepare it in my slow cooker. - 11/23/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    What are Bacos? - 7/25/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I lived in NOLA for a couple of years - and this version stands up to anything I ever had there! Thanks for the recipe. - 8/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    So easy and so delicious. I added a tad too much cayenne pepper so I'd put a little less in next time. - 7/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was great. I'm not one to judge the authenticity, but it sure was delicious. I will definitely be making this again. - 12/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Kudos!! You figured out a vegetarian way to make authentic beans and rice! I'm so impressed. For those out there that can't handle spice- you may want to back off on the cayenne- was too spicy for my wimpy husband. I LOVED it!!! - 8/1/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I agree, the slow cooking method is the only way to make beans and rice. I just have to force myself to only eat one serving. Tastes great!!! - 5/22/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did not add the cayenne pepper based on previous comments. I subbed a jalepeno for the green pepper. Low heat for the family. This is a great recipe! Thank you. - 5/30/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love this! I sauted the onion and pepper with the oil and put in the crock pot with the soaked beans, cooked all day. DELISH. I did add some salt before serving and pureed about 3 cups to make the dish a bit thicker. Wonderful! - 4/16/13

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    HAVEN'T MADE IT YET ,,, BUT ALL I CAN SAY IS "LOOK AT THAT FIBER!" - 12/7/09

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  • Bacos - bacon bits substitute - not sure if non-meat - 11/30/13

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  • This is fairly high sodium but I don't see in the recipe where all that sodium comes from. I "remade" it without the bacos and still there was 887mg sodium. Doesn't seem accurate. - 11/4/13

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  • I loved this.. just a tad spicy, but still loved it ! Did not have celery or bacon bits but didn't miss them at all. - 1/28/13

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  • Great! - 6/6/12

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  • pretty good. I added tasso ( 1 oz) and andouille sausage 3 oz since hubby is meat and taters guy. - 3/14/12

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  • Very good recipe. Next time I will cut back on cayenne as it was too spicy for the kids. Needs salt for flavor. - 1/29/12

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  • This was excellent served over brown rice, super filling without being too "heavy". Careful with the cayenne if your sensitive to the heat;) - 1/6/12

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  • This was a great recipe! I couldn't find white pepper so I left it out and I added a half of package of butterball smoked turkey sausage. Also, I would cut back on the cayenne next time...way too spicy! I had to add some salt at the end as well. Overall, delicious! - 11/26/11

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  • Delicious! I added a touch of taco sause to it and cajun seasoning. - 3/20/11

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  • Wonderful! I used poblanos instead of bell peppers for a little added kick, plus a red and a yellow bell. Great color and flavor. Also, I added some salt so my husband wouldn't complain. Will definitely make it again soon! - 1/9/11

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  • I love beans and this is a wonderful recipe. My husband thought it was a little too spicy and I didn't even put the black pepper in. I will definitely make again and cut the cayenne in half for his sake. Also added just a little salt after cooking. Thanks. - 12/16/10

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  • Delicious - 11/7/10

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  • Oooh, I can't wait to try this, I"m always looking for good, easy vegan meals with ingredients that I recognize! - 8/25/10

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  • Got the beans soaking now - 3/26/10

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was ok. Have had better beans and rice. - 2/19/10

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  • Good, but I needed to add a little salt. - 2/2/10

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  • This is a very good recipe! - 1/7/10

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  • Absolutely DELICIOUS! Exactly what I was looking for. An instant hit with our family! (did not use bacos and added a teaspoon of Indian Five Spice...PERFECT!!!) Thanks - 11/8/09

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  • Fantastic! Lived up to everything that I remember from my visits, but htelathier! - 9/1/09

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  • So good my mother keeps hounding me for the recipe! - 6/18/08

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