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Ham, Red beans and Rice

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


8 servings

Adding ham to the classic dish of red beans and rice was an experiment which turned out wonderful. The spices are great!—Vanita Davis, Camden, Arkansas


  • 3 cans (15 ounces each) red beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) spicy stewed tomatoes
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 to 5 dashes hot pepper sauce
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. In large saucepan, combine all ingredients except rice. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Serve over rice.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup (calculated without rice): 118 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 947mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.

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