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Cajun Beef and Beans Recipe
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Cajun Beef and Beans Recipe

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Here’s the hearty, stick-to-your-ribs dinner you’ve been looking for! Fire-roasted tomatoes, Cajun seasoning and chili powder add a nice dose of heat to this crowd-pleaser. —Shelisa Terry, Henderson, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 medium green peppers, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, onions, peppers and celery over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the Cajun seasoning, chili powder, salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes longer.
  2. Save 4 cups for Mexican Tater-Topped Casserole or save for another use. Stir the beans, tomatoes and soup into the remaining mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Serve with rice. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cajun Beef and Beans in Simple & Delicious August/September 2012, p21

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Reviewed Feb. 26, 2015

"It was good add cajun seasoning to taste , also the tomato soup gave it a sweet can tomato soup flavor next time i make i will add a different soup like beefy mushroom, for those that enjoy tomato soup may not need to change..also great way to knock out 2 meals in one cooking when making the tator tot casserole"

Reviewed May. 12, 2013

"just didn't like it"

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"This recipe is for those who like hot and spicy food. I use it for a base to Mexican Tater Tot Casserole. I cut down on the Cajun seasoning just for my taste."

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