Red Beans and Rice


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Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Servings 6 people


To make the beans

  • 1 pound red or kidney beans
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 4 whole garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups Water

To make the red beans and rice

  • 1 pound Polidori Andouille Sausage sliced
  • 8 ounces ham diced
  • 1 cup onions diced
  • 1 cup poblano peppers can substitute green peppers
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 2-3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2-4 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • All cooked beans strained
  • 6 cups chicken stock preferably homemade
  • cooked rice for serving
  • sliced green onions for serving
  • extra hot sauce for serving


To cook the beans

  • In a large stock pot, add the beans, bay leaves, garlic and, salt. Cover with 6 cups of water. Bring the beans to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes and reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook the beans for 1 hour 15 minutes. Strain off the water, remove the bay leaves and set aside. It's ok to leave the garlic in the beans.

To make the red beans and rice

  • In a large stock pot, brown the sausage until almost cooked through, about 5 minutes over medium heat. Add the onions, peppers, celery, and garlic. Cook for about 3-4 minutes or until the onions become translucent. Stir in the ham, Cajun seasoning, hot sauce, bay leaves, salt, pepper, and the beans. Cover with the chicken stock.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover the stockpot with the lid. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until the beans are creamy and delicious.
  • Cook as much rice as desired according to package directions. I used long grain rice for this recipe.
  • Serve the finished Red Beans with rice and finish off with green onions and more hot sauce if desired.
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