New Orleans Red Beans

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 176.0
  • Total Fat: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 20.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.1 g
  • Protein: 11.0 g

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Serve over brown rice for extra nutrition Serve over brown rice for extra nutrition
Number of Servings: 8


    2 cups dry red kidney beans
    4 bay leaves
    1 1/2 cup chopped onions
    1 cup chopped celery
    1 cup chopped green pepper
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    3 tablespoons parsley
    2 teaspoons thyme
    1 teaspoon black pepper


Combine dry beans and 4 bay leaves in 2 quarts of water. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer until beans are soft and creamy. (It will shorten cooking time if you soak the beans overnight, then rinse before cooking the next day.) Combine onion, celery and green pepper and 1 teaspoon salt in large saucepan. Saute until vegetables are crispy cooked (cook longer for softer vegetables if you prefer.) Add garlic, parsley, thyme and pepper and cook about 5 minutes longer. Remove bay leaves from beans and add beans to vegetables. Heat beans through and mash them up as much as you wish. Reseason.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user STEPHMEISMER.

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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy Recipe, but made a few changes to help with lowering the sodium even more. Didn't add the salt and instead added some cumin and chili powder for a bit of kick. Served it over some brown rice made with homemade chicken stock that was low sodium/low fat as well and it paired up great.
    - 11/9/09

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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. I rate this 4 star. Next time I will try it with adding some country sausage or chourice. - 7/14/09

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    This was a big hit with my family last night...even my 17 year old that doesn't like beans normally. I've never heard of mashing up the beans...but I tried it for her, and she loved it! That also creates a gravy like texture which my husband LOVED. He's missed gravy more than anything!! Thanks! - 11/3/10

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    Nice versitile recipe. Very good over rice or as a burrito. It lends itself to spicing to suit your needs. - 5/18/10