Creamy Red Beans and Rice

Creamy Red Beans and Rice

It’s Monday in Louisiana…you know what that means! Creamy red beans and rice are on the stove and filling Southern homes with insanely delicious aromas! It’s a tradition here, ya know? My good friend, Chasidy, saved me a google search and detailed the reason why the whole red beans on a Monday thing came about. But, it’s too long to type. I’ve been under the weather and I’m falling asleep while typing right now. You’ll have to do ya own research today, Bae! Y’all are just here for a recipe anyway. Love you. Okay, back to my beans, Chile. Now, every household has their own way of imparting flavor to their beans. Use the meat of your preference. Ham bone, smoked turkey necks, pickled meat…throw it all in if ya want! I’ve had red beans many ways. This is my favorite. CAUTION: No bell peppers are used in this recipe! Don’t throw a tantrum! Just hear me out and trust me on this. Okay?

Of course, you can soak these overnight to reduce cooking time. And, of course, I ain’t got time for that! I do a “quick soak”. See, what you do is…wait, I’ll just tell ya in the recipe below. I’ll film this if you guys would like that as well. And to the sweet darlings that sent me messages for this recipe MONTHS ago, I’m so sorry! I JUST learned how to check your requests on here. Bear with me. I’m technologically challenged.

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Red Beans & Rice
Serves 8
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Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
4 hr
Prep Time
2 hr
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
4 hr
  1. 1 lb red beans
  2. 1 lb smoked sausage
  3. ham bone, ham hocks, smoked turkey necks, and/or pickled meat
  4. 1 diced onion
  5. 1 diced bell pepper
  6. 2 finely chopped celery stalks
  7. 1 chopped garlic clove
  8. 6 cups of water
  9. 3 beef bouillon cubes
  10. 1 T onion powder
  11. 1 T garlic powder
  12. 2 tsp Accent
  13. 2 T cajun seasoning
  14. 2 T unsalted butter
  1. Rinse and drain beans to clean (oooh that rhymed! I'm corny. Continue...)
  2. Put beans into pot and fill with enough water to cover them
  3. Discard any floating beans using a spoon (Easy way to get rid of the bad ones)
  4. Heat on high and bring to a boil
  5. As soon as it starts to boil, turn off the heat, cover with lid, and allow beans to soak for 1-2 hours
  6. Drain and rinse again
  1. Slice sausage and fry in the pot while the beans drain for 6 mins
  2. Add in onions and celery, and saute for 3 mins
  3. Add garlic; saute for 30 secs.
  4. Pour beans back into the pot
  5. Add in meat of your choice
  6. Pour in 6-7 cups of water and the bouillon cubes
  7. Bring to a boil
  8. Lower heat to a simmer
  9. Cook for 1 hr hour, uncovered, stirring occasionally
  10. After 1 1/2 hours, add seasoning and butter
  11. Cook, uncovered, for an additional 30 mins or until thick and creamy
  12. Serve over rice and don't forget the cornbread I was too lazy to make
  13. Enjoy!
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