Extremely Easy Louisiana Homestyle Redbeans and Sausage

Recipe by nevaro
READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 6 Cups


  • 32
    ounces red beans (2 regular cans of Blue Runner Creole Cream Style)
  • 1
    lb smoked sausage (Richard's Brand Beef and Pork works best)
  • 12
  • 2
    tablespoons creole seasoning (Tony Chachere's Original)
  • 1
    teaspoon dried Italian seasoning (The cheap oregano and thyme type will work)
  • 12
    teaspoon salt (optional)


  • Slice the Richard's Beef and Pork Sausage into medium-thin slices.
  • Put the sliced sausage into a 3-4 quart pot and brown on low to medium heat. Add the 2 Tbs. of Tony Chachere's Seasoning when sausage begins to simmer and stir. Allow the sausage to brown and crisp, but be careful not burn! Stir regularly until the sausage has browned properly. Do not drain the remaining oil.
  • While the sausage is browning, open both cans of Blue Runner Cream Style Red Beans and put aside until the sausage is browned to your satisfaction.
  • Lower your heat to lowest setting and add the 1/2 cup of warm water and both cans of red beans to the sausage.
  • Add 1 teaspoons Dry Italian Seasoning, 1 teaspoons Ground Pepper and the optional 1/2 teaspoons of Salt and stir well. Pay attention to make sure nothing is sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  • Increase the stove heat to just above the lowest setting, cover and allow to simmer for 30 minutes. Make sure to check and stir every few minutes. If too much liquid has evaporated, add a little warm water and stir.
  • Serve over white rice or dirty rice in a 2:1 ratio (Twice the amount of red beans to white rice portion).
  • Note: You can substitute Richard's brand sausage with Savoie's brand easily, but if neither is available, you'll have to trust your instincts on what type to get. Most people in Louisiana know and love Blue Runner's brand of home-style beans, so if it isn't available in your area, you can try to substitute with another brand. Chances are it won't taste as good, and you'll have to mash and season the beans more. Local Louisiana Wal-Mart stores should carry Blue Runner, though.
  • For an added kick you can use "hot" flavored sausage instead of regular.
  • Refrigerate or freeze left-overs. When reheating, add a small amount of water.