New Orleans Style Red Beans & Rice

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Jan. 23, 2014

This dish is a New Orleans favorite, as well as all over the southern region. In New Orleans and surrounding areas, you can find Red Beans Rice available at most local restaurants on Mondays. It's a tradition as old as New Orleans it's self. My mother would make this on any day of the week, and so will I, but this recipe and the method I use in this video is the classic way of New Orleans! I didn't do it in this video, but you can also add in a dark roux to really kick this dish up, but it's great just the way I've shown in this video recipe. Enjoy, and thanks for watching.


Onion 1 Large , chopped
Bell pepper 1 Large , chopped
Celery stalk 2 , chopped
Minced garlic 2 Tablespoon
Smoked pork sausage 1 Pound , cut into bite size pieces
Smoked pork hocks 2
Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste
Pepper To Taste
Cayenne To Taste
Bay leaves 2
Thyme 1 Teaspoon
Red kidney beans 1 Pound



1. In a deep pot, heat the cooking oil. Add the vegetables and saute.

2. Add the sausage pieces while vegetables are sauteeing to brown.Add the pork hock, bay leaves, thyme and beans into the pot.

3. Add water to just cover all the ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 3 hours uncovered.

4. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Add more water if too dry.


5. Serve with rice or cornbread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1167Calories from Fat 698

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 78 g120%

Saturated Fat 19 g95%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 741 mg30.88%

Total Carbohydrates 57 g19%

Dietary Fiber 10 g40%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 67 g134%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet