Total Time
4hrs 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 4 hrs

A washday tradition.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak beans overnight; drain.
  2. Chop meat; brown in oil.
  3. Add vegetables and garlic to meat; brown.
  4. Add spices; brown.
  5. Add beans and tomatoes and stock.
  6. Simmer till thick and beans are soft, 2-4 hours.
  7. Serve with rice.


Most Helpful

Steve, awesome is all I can say. Love those Cajun red beans. A washday tradition for sure, put it on and forget it when you are doing the laundry. They only change I made was to omit the ham. They ham hocks I had were very meaty, and almost made half pound when I pulled the meat off the bones. The flavor was just great. Served with green onions on the side and some bacon fat cornbread!!! Thanks for posting this recipe.

Miss Annie April 27, 2002

excellent beans!..I used a smoky & hot italian sausages...didn't use a ham hock..flavor was still absolutely fantastic!! big hit for new years day..served with collard greens and cornbread all recipe's from recipe*zaar thanks so much

lizykat January 02, 2003

Excellent! Everyone loved it. I had a huge and very meaty ham hock, so I just used one. I used smoked sausage and some chorizo (the only andouille available was SO hot) and some Tasso ham. This will be my base recipe for red beans from now on. Thanks, Steve!

Chef Kate November 14, 2008

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