TSR Version of Popeyes Red Beans & Rice by Todd Wilbur

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

www.TopSecretRecipes.com. This is a copycat recipe for my favorite fast-food side dish...Unbelievably simple to make and quick enough to satisfy my regular cravings! This Recipe is from Todd Wilbur's book More Top Secret Recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour the beans with their liquid into a large saucepan. Turn the heat to medium.
  2. Add the pepper, paprika, butter and garlic powder.
  3. When the beans begin to boil, use a fork to mash some of them against the side of the pan.
  4. Stir the mixture constantly. In about 20 minutes, the beans will reach the consistency of refried beans.
  5. Prepare the rice, using the butter and garlic salt to season instead of per package directions.
  6. To serve, pour 1/2 cup of beans into a serving bowl and using an ice-cream scoop, scoop the same amount of rice on top of the beans.


Most Helpful

A Popeye's is new in our town and I find every excuse to go get the rice and beans! So I found this recipe and immediately set out to make it. Well, I didn't have a 30 oz can of kidney beans, but I did have 15 1/2 oz cans of pink and black beans. Without delay I made the recipe with the pink and black; and I used smokey paprika because that is what I had. I LOVED THEM!!! I have since prepared them with kidney and used different pepper and fat combinations. My favorite is the pink/black bean combo, smokey paprika and the recipe exactly as written. Thank you so much!!!

Momma Dukes May 15, 2012

yum!! I loved this....I will make again and again. very satisfying. Thanks for sharing Stacky5!!!

Bay Laurel January 20, 2010

I love Popeye's Red Beans and Rice so I thought I would give this recipe a try. It was very good, easy to make, and inexpensive. I will definitely make this one again. Thanks for posting.

RunnerM March 24, 2009

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