Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

A cajun staple. Simple but, so good! Serve it with a slice of Nawlins crusty french bread.


  1. Rinse and clean beans good.
  2. Put into a large soup pot.
  3. Add water.
  4. Slice onion and sausage into beans.
  5. Add cajun seasoning and garlic powder.
  6. Bring to a boil and let boil 15 minutes.
  7. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2-3 hours, until beans are tender.
  8. Salt to taste.
  9. Serve over hot cooked rice.
Most Helpful

I am from New Orleans, I live about 6 minutes away from the French Quarter on the Westbank. This is a good recipe. I follow the recipe on the back of the dried kidney beans ( use camille brand) and I do it in a slow cooker and towards the end i take out about a cup of beans and mash them and add back to pot and it thickens them.Some times I add hot dog wennies to them also which is how my mom made them for us kids in place of sausage.(budget friendly version)LOL!

Lady Amazon November 01, 2010

Very good! I used smoked sausage for this recipe and omitted the salt. An inexpenisve and very tasty meal!

lauralie41 October 27, 2006

Insanely delicious!! Used low-fat smoked sausage (all I had on hand), and Miss Annie's Cajun Seasoning #28100. I had to add more water as it cooked - it was probably simmering a little high. This is one of those perfect meals that are inexpensive, simple to make, really filling, and super tasty! Thank you for posting!! Update: made this again and covered while simmering - didn't have the water problem (should have known! hehe) Thanks again! :)

LA28 October 25, 2006