Ham and Red Beans

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I've cut some of the fat and calories from this traditional southern dish. But after one bite, you'll agree it still has plenty of flavor. —June Robinson, Bastrop, Louisiana


  • 3 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Cajun or Mexican stewed tomatoes
  • 2 cups diced fully cooked lean ham
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, ground cumin, dried oregano and dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 dashes hot pepper sauce


  1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, bring all ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 207 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 474mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat.