Red Beans (for red beans and rice!)
- Servings Per Recipe: 10
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 84.6
- Total Fat: 3.0 g
- Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
- Sodium: 660.9 mg
- Total Carbs: 12.0 g
- Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g
- Protein: 3.3 g
IntroductionTraditional recipe from new orleans style dish! Mmm. THis is vegetarian and gluten free. Traditional recipe from new orleans style dish! Mmm. THis is vegetarian and gluten free.
2 T olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 bell peppers, chopped (green is preferred but any will do)
3-5 stalks of celery, chopped
2 t kosher or sea salt
1 t ground black pepper
5 cloves garlic, minced
3 bay leaves
1 t dried thyme
1-3 tsp of tobasco or other hot sauce
1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 quarts of water
1 pound of red kidney beans, rinsed and picked of debris
Serve with 1/2 cup of brown rice or rice of your choice...
and if you want a yummy addition, add a nice cajun sausage or flavourful sausage on top.
If you want non-vegetarian option and add more flavour, put in some backon or picked pork in with the beans and water step.
Cook, stirring frequently until the mixture comes to a boil, 6-8 minutes. Decrease the heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook for about 2 hours, stirring every half hour or so. uncover, increase the heat slightly and simmer for an additional 40 minutes until tbe beans are tender and sauce is thickened.
If you like a creamier texture, mash the beans some with a potato masher.
Serving Size: makes about 8-10 1c servings., roughly
Number of Servings: 10
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JENNIAUN.