New Orleans Red Beans

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by BurtonFanatic

NUTRITION INFO (per 1.75-cup serving) Calories: 187.2 Fat: 0.8 g Carbohydrates: 35.4 g Protein: 10.9 g This vegetarian main dish is cholesterol-free, virtually fat-free, and chock full of vegetables.

Top Review by nott2339

I'm only giving 2 stars based on my opinion/tastes, not the quality of the recipe. I have tried several red beans recipes, and I think I have now come to the conclusion that I just don't like them, and I should quit trying to! I did not care for the bay and thyme flavors in this. Personal opinion. After 3 hours my beans were still very firm in the center. I will have to pressure cook the remainder to try to force some moisture into them. Not your fault. Bad beans here! Thank you for posting what is probably a good recipe, but just doesn't do it for me. Best wishes to you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pick through beans to remove bad beans; rinse thoroughly.
  2. In a large pot combine beans, water, onion, celery, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil; reduce heat.
  3. Cover and cook over low heat for about 1-1/2 hours or until beans are tender. Stir. Mash beans against side of pan.
  4. Add green pepper, garlic, parsley, thyme, salt, and black pepper.
  5. Cook, uncovered, over low heat until creamy, about 30 minutes. Remove bay leaves.
  6. Serve with hot cooked brown rice, if desired.

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