Cream-Style Red Beans and Rice

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by RecipeNut

Another great Cajun Beans and rice recipe! If you don't care for tomatoes, try this recipe.

Top Review by gailanng

Tasty and nutritious. I'm systematically using up frozen leftover ham from New Years. Believe me when I say that a cook's eternity = two people and a ham.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in water, ham, salt, thyme, oregano, black pepper, ground red pepper and bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 1 hour.
  2. Add beans to ham mixture; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 1 hour or until beans are tender.
  3. Carefully ladle 1 cup bean mixture into food processor or blender container. Cover; process until mixture is smooth. Returnpureed mixture to Dutch oven; stir in sausage and tomato paste.
  4. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat 10 minutes or until thickened and bubbly, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaves; discard. Serve in bowls over hot cooked rice.

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