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Zesty Cajun Red Beans And Rice

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  Red beans 31 Ounce, undrained (Two 15.5 Ounce . Cans, May Use Pinto Beans, Kidney Beans, Chili Beans - But No Beans That Have Been Already Flavored With Spices)
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), melted (Half Stick)
  Chopped celery 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sliced green onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped green bell pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Diced cooked ham 5 Ounce (May Use Hormels Canned Smoked Ham / Leftover Ham Chunks)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Creole seasoning 2 Teaspoon
  Hot sauce 3⁄4 Teaspoon (Tabasco / Any Type Of Hot Pepper Sauce May Be Used)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cooked long grain white rice 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Hot)

Saute 1 cup chopped celery, 1 cup chopped onion, ½ cup sliced green onion, and ½ cup chopped green pepper in ½ stick melted butter or margarine until tender. Add 2 cloves of minced garlic, 2 cans of red beans, 5 oz. diced cooked ham, ¼ teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning, ¾ teaspoon hot sauce, and 1 cup water. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. While the red bean sauce is cooking, prepare your white rice. When ready to serve, arrange 2 cups of hot white rice on a large serving dish. Spoon bean mixture over the top, and serve immediately. If you like red beans and rice, this is a very flavorful version that you are sure to enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
When looking for a really feel good treat, this Cajun style beans and rice dish could make for a hearty inclusion to your dinner table. Betty whomps up a delightfully spicy treat that would just jazz up your dinnertime. You won't believe how easy it is to make this Cajun-style favorite! Just grab your skillet and get preparing this boldly flavored dish that's sure to be a big-time crowd-pleaser.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 522 Calories from Fat 62

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g11.8%

Saturated Fat 4.2 g20.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 27.6 mg9.2%

Sodium 215.1 mg9%

Total Carbohydrates 85 g28.2%

Dietary Fiber 17.8 g71.3%

Sugars 3.8 g

Protein 30 g60.9%

Vitamin A 9.3% Vitamin C 27.3%

Calcium 11.5% Iron 46.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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