I went to a great restaurant in Savannah one summer and had red beans and rice. When I came home, I tried to figure out just how they made it. I haven't figured it out exactly, but this recipe is a pretty good imitation. Serve with hot white rice, fried potatoes, and cornbread if desired.

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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add sausage and onion and saute until onions are translucent. Add bell pepper, garlic, parsley, paprika, cayenne pepper and ground black pepper. Saute all together, stirring occasionally, until bell pepper is a little tender (about 10 minutes).

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  • Drain and rinse kidney beans. Add all kidney beans, tomatoes and chile peppers. Stir to mix together, reduce heat to medium and let simmer for 25 to 30 minutes. Add salt to taste while simmering. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

205.7 calories; 10.4 g protein; 20.2 g carbohydrates; 21.1 mg cholesterol; 906.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2003
This was fabulous! I subbed in a 4-oz can of chopped green chiles for the 5 chili peppers called for and it worked wonderfully. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/28/2003
I should have listened to Vikki's warning about the chile peppers. It's an easy to make attractive dish but WOW is it hot - almost inedible - and I like spicy food. Next time I'm omitting the heat! Read More
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  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 6
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2003
This was fabulous! I subbed in a 4-oz can of chopped green chiles for the 5 chili peppers called for and it worked wonderfully. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2004
This was a great quick and easy recipe!!! I found the oil to be unnecessary, as the grease from the sausage was more than enough to sautee the onion...it worked great. Like others suggested, I used only 1 can each of the beans (perfect amount), in addition adding an extra can of tomatoes and used diced with jalepanos to spice it up a bit. I also substituted 4 serrano chiles for the 5 regular (it was hot, but a GOOD burn!) and used 5 cloves of garlic. Turned out I didn't have any parsley, but I don't think the dish suffered too much as a result. It was awesome served with 7 grain wild rice that I cooked in chicken broth, 1/2 tsp chile powder, 1 tsp garlic salt, and a dash of old bay. Thanks victoria!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2003
Very good! I used canned green chilies and kielbasa for the sausage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2004
To tone down the "hotness" of this dish, eliminate the cayenne pepper and cerrano or jalapeno peppers. Substitute with 2 cans (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chilies, with liquid. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2003
OUTSTANDING! My wife and I loved it! It was easy to make, and had that great Creole taste! It is a steady on our menu and it freezes very well for an easy after work dinner! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/28/2003
I should have listened to Vikki's warning about the chile peppers. It's an easy to make attractive dish but WOW is it hot - almost inedible - and I like spicy food. Next time I'm omitting the heat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2003
Holey-moley this was as hot as Dante's Inferno! And I am from SOUTHERN Texas!!! I am making it again tonight as it is VERY good but I will be leaving out some of the heat! Whew! If you're from up north you've been warned.;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2006
Wow!!! Great meal! My husband and I go to New Orleans several times a year and he has been telling everyone this is the best he has ever had. I used 2 cans of chunky rotel tomatoes and it was the perfect heat for us. Can't wait to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2003
This is a hot one but very flavorful. I added about half a cup of chicken broth for more liquid and I omitted the salt. If you go a little easy with the peppers it will still have a nice kick to it. Read More
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