Red Beans (for Red Beans and Rice)


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 14
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 178.2
  • Total Fat: 10.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 105.5 mg
  • Sodium: 609.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 9.5 g

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Introduction

This is a traditional red beans and rice recipe. The calories are modest, but the fat -- particularly the saturated fat -- make this a recipe best left for special occasions. Try substituting lower-fat meat for a more healthy version! This is a traditional red beans and rice recipe. The calories are modest, but the fat -- particularly the saturated fat -- make this a recipe best left for special occasions. Try substituting lower-fat meat for a more healthy version!
Number of Servings: 14

Ingredients

    1 lb red kidney beans, uncooked
    1 lb kielbasa
    .5 lb ham (Hormel Cure 81)
    16 cups water
    2.5 cups celery, chopped
    2 med. onions, chopped
    2 green peppers, chopped
    5 bay leaves
    1.5 tsp white pepper
    2 tsp thyme
    1.5 tsp garlic powder
    1.5 tsp oregano
    .75 tsp red pepper
    .5 tsp black pepper
    .75 tsp Tobasco

Directions

1. Soak the beans overnight.

2. Place all ingredients except meat and beans in 10 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.

3. Drain the beans. Add them plus four additional cups of water to the soup mixture. Simmer until beans are tender -- about 2 hours.

4. Add sausage, ham, and remaining 2 cups of water, and simmer about 45 minutes.

Makes 14 cups. Serving size = 1 cup.

Serve over brown rice. Calorie count does not include rice.

Number of Servings: 14

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RAINSMOM.

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  • Wonderful, I am going to make it meatless next time to cut down on the sodium and leave out the celery and change the green peppers to red peppers and add them in the last 5 minutes of cooking to avoid mush. - 8/31/10

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  • Made this last night and don't think it worked out. Incredibly watery. I had pictured something saucy. Several hours of simmering turned the celery and peppers into mush. The main complaint was that it was bland and didn't taste like anything. Maybe just not our style, but we're not making it again. - 3/6/09

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  • This is a typical LA style red beans & rice recipe. They're great. - 3/1/09

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  • Thought they were great - 1/23/08

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