Creole-Style Red Beans

Photographer Greg DuPree, Food Stylist Margaret Dickey, Prop Stylist Thom Driver

Creole-Style Red Beans

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

5 hours

Serves

4 people

Simple. Versatile. Satisfyingly delicious. Served with rice, Creole-Style Red Beans make a perfect supper or game-day meal.

Tip: Thicken the soup by using only 5 1⁄2 cups water and stirring in 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes.

Make It Vegetarian/Vegan
Substitute vegan sausage for the meat sausage.

Make It for Picky Eaters
Substitute regular sausage for andouille.
Use 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning, but have hot sauce on the table for everyone to enjoy.

Excerpted from Stock the Crock by Phyllis Good. Copyright © 2017 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Time Inc. New York, NY. All rights reserved. Recipe by Cheryl J. E. and Barbara L.

You can find additional recipes we’re featuring from the book here:

African Sweet Potato Stew

Indian Lentil Soup

Pork Salsa Stew

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. dried red kidney beans, rinsed, any stones removed
  • 3/4 to 1 1/2 lbs andouille sausage, sliced thin
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 3-5 garlic cloves, minced, according to your taste preferences
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons Creole seasoning or Cajun seasoning, to taste
  • 7 cups water or chicken broth
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped, divided
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped, divided
  • 1/4 cup green onion, sliced, for topping

Preparation

  • 1 Grease the interior of the slow cooker crock with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2 Combine the red beans and next 6 ingredients (through the water or broth) in the prepared crock.
  • 3 Cover. Cook on Low 4 1⁄2 to 6 hours, or until the beans and onion are tender.
  • 4 Thirty minutes before the end of the cooking time, stir in half of the chopped green and red bell peppers.
  • 5 To serve, top with the remaining chopped bell peppers and sliced green onions.

More

23hr

This delicious Millionaire Pear looks great in a martini glass, champagne flute or cocktail glass, especially with the sparkle of the (…)

23hr

With the arctic blast across much of the U.S. this weekend, this recipe for Chocolate Caliente seems especially appropriate. This (…)

2d

This recipe for authentic Bean Tamales is one in a series we’re featuring from the chefs at La Palomilla Bed and Breakfast. Located in (…)

More TFC