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My Red Beans and Rice

Rated as 4.92 out of 5 Stars

"This is the creamy red beans and rice everyone asks me to make."
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12 h 5 m servings 508
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Place red beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight. Drain.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat; cook sausage until cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer sausage to a work surface and slice.
  3. Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onions, bell pepper, celery, and bay leaves until softened, about 5 minutes. Add sausage, ham, and 1/2 of the Creole seasoning; saute over medium-high heat until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Stir drained beans into sausage mixture.
  4. Mix chicken broth, garlic, and remaining Creole seasoning into bean mixture; cover skillet and simmer on low for 3 hours.
  5. Stir tomato sauce, vinegar, and 1/2 of the green onions into bean mixture, slightly smashing beans with a potato masher. Simmer, uncovered, until thickened and beans are tender, about 30 minutes more. Mix remaining green onions and parsley into beans and serve over cooked rice.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 508 calories; 9.3 80.5 26.8 27 2124 Full nutrition

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I submitted this recipe and would like to mention....The creole seasoning blend I use is home made. If you use Tony's or such, it will be salty.Would also like to say when I say simmer, I mean s...

So as a newly retired from the military guy, I am learning some new talents (as in cooking dinners and such) I literally have to google how to cut up different veggies and what minced is.... Tha...

These are the best red beans. I was iffy about the tomato sauce and vinegar but did it anyway and wow I will never make them any other way again.

Excellent. I was skeptical but curious to give it a try. Followed the recipe exactly. I did need to let it simmer a little bit longer to get it to the consistency I wanted. A definite repeat...

I followed this recipe exactly as written and the entire family loved it. There were no leftovers. This is a recipe that will be in the family meal rotation in the upcoming future.

Follow the recipe exactly adding the tomato sauce and vinegar. I added some kielbasa with the ham and andouille because we had it in the fridge. Mash some of the beans at the end for a creamy co...

Excellent recipe! I did have to add about 4 tsp of corn starch to get it to thicken but perhaps I didn’t cook it long enough. My family loved it!

Super delicious, will definitely make again. For my personal tastes, might up the creole seasoning by about half or just add a bit of cayenne pepper to the pot. As is though, should be a crowd p...

Excellent recipe! I toned down the Cajun seasoning because of kids but otherwise made it exactly as written. Very good!