Print Options

Back to Cajun Red Beans >

Include these items:

Select reviews >

Taste of Home Logo

Cajun Red Beans

 Cajun Red Beans
I like to make this main dish when I'm having company for dinner, since it serves a bunch. Warm corn bread makes a great accompaniment.
8-10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + standing Cook: 2-1/2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried kidney beans
  • 1 large ham bone
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped green onion
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 dashes hot pepper sauce
  • 1 pound fully cooked Johnsonville® Smoked Sausage, sliced
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • Sort beans and rinse with cold water. Place beans in a Dutch oven or
  • soup kettle; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil 2
  • minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour.
  • Drain and rinse beans, discarding liquid. Return beans to Dutch oven.
  • Add the ham bone, water and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat;

2 of 2

Cajun Red Beans (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • simmer, uncovered for 1 hour.
  • Remove ham bone, when cool enough to handle, remove meat from bone
  • and discard bone. Set meat aside. To the bean mixture, add the
  • onions, green pepper, parsley, tomato sauce, garlic, Worcestershire
  • sauce, pepper, cayenne, oregano, thyme and hot pepper sauce. Cook on
  • low for 1 hour.
  • Add sausage and reserved ham; cook 30 minutes longer or until heated
  • through, stirring occasionally. Serve over rice. Yield: 8-10
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 349 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 1,364 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 21 g protein.