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    Cajun-Style Red Beans and Rice

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    1 hr 10 mins

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    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    This is a hearty Southern dish, easy to make and full of flavor and quite spicy! I sometimes add in cooked ground beef, you can add in some chopped cooked bacon or use spicy dryed smoked sausage to the beans for smokey flavor --- I also like to add in some Creole seasoning -- see my The Best Creole/Cajun Seasoning Mix

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    1. 1
      Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Add in onions, garlic green bell pepper and crushed chili flakes; saute until veggies are soft (about 8 minutes).
    3. 3
      Sprinkle with chili powder and paprika, cook about 1 minute.
    4. 4
      Add in tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes and hot sauce (if using) season with salt and add in sugar to taste if needed.
    5. 5
      Add in beans, cooked ground beef and bacon if using; mix to combine and simmer for about 1 hour.
    6. 6
      Serve mixed or over rice topped with a dollup of sour cream if desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 16, 2009

      Really liked this. We used the bacon, which I know should be sausage to keep authentic but I wasn't going for authentic. Which explains why I also used black beans. This didn't take much time/effort and uses staple items, so we'll make this often. Thanks for posting!

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    • on June 02, 2012


      LOVED THIS!!! So easy and so flavorful! I added mushrooms (just for a few extra veggies) & a diced jalape?o (because we love spicy food) - but other than that wouldn't change a thing! For the meat we used turkey sausage, and it complimented the dish perfectly. Thanks for the great dish, Kitten!

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    • on September 21, 2011


      I've been meaning to review this for a while; it is so delicious! Also, versatile! I've used bacon, ground sausage, smoked sausage and/or chicken chunks for this, all with great outcomes. My favorite combination is chicken chunks and mild smoked sausage (this previous time, I used these and black beans). I always half this recipe though (still using 1 whole can of stewed tomatoes, yum!), and still have enough for seconds and leftovers. The family always raves about my dishes, TY Kittencal!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cajun-Style Red Beans and Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (705 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 735.4
    Calories from Fat 153
    Total Fat 17.0 g
    Saturated Fat 3.2 g
    Cholesterol 6.8 mg
    Sodium 1016.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 121.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 21.1 g
    Sugars 12.6 g
    Protein 27.6 g

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