Red Beans And Rice

Red Beans And Rice Recipe

This hearty, earthy and absolutely soothing red beans and rice features a flavorful and healthy combination of red beans, bacon, and spices, tomatoes, bell pepper, chicken broth, and celery. This dish would be fantastic on its own or paired with fried okra.

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Total Time

2 Hours 20 Minutes

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      • 1/4 Pound Bacon (Diced)
      • 3/4 Cups Green Bell Pepper (Diced)
      • 1/2 Cup Celery (Diced)
      • 3/4 Cups Onion (Diced)
      • 1 1/2 Bay Leaves
      • 1/2 Pound Dried Red Beans (Soaked Overnight & Drained)
      • 1 Cup Tomatoes (Peeled & Diced)
      • 1 Cloves Garlic (Minced)
      • 2 1/2 Cups Low-Sodium Chicken Stock
      • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
      • 1/2 Tablespoon Salt

      • Seasoning Mix
      • 1/2 Tablespoon Paprika
      • 1 Teaspoons Dry Mustard
      • 1 Tablespoons Freshly Ground Black Pepper
      • 3/4 Teaspoons Dried Sweet Basil Leaves
      • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Oregano Leaves
      • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
      • 1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
      • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cayenne Powder


  1. To prepare the seasoning mix, combine paprika, dry mustard, black pepper, basil leaves, oregano leaves, garlic powder, onion powder and ground cayenne in a small bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, brown the bacon in a 5-quart pot and heat over high. Cover the pot and cook until crisp, stirring once or twice. Add the bell peppers, celery, onions, and bay leaves, scraping the bottom. Cover the pot and saute the onions for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the drained beans with 2 tablespoons of prepared seasoning mix, cover and cook for 10 minutes, scraping the bottom every now and then. Add tomatoes and cook another 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in 2 cups of stock, brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of seasoning mix. Boil the mixture and then reduce heat to low to simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add 2 more cups of stock, cover and simmer 1 hour more, stirring occasionally. Add remaining seasoning mix, salt, and stock, cover and simmer another 20 minutes or until beans are tender.
  6. Serve with steamed rice, and a vegetable (fried okra would be fantastic with this dish).

Nutrition & Cost Facts


270.0 kcal


28.0 g


13.0 g


13.0 g

Cost Per Serving


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