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Kidney Beans and Rice Recipe

Kidney Beans and Rice Recipe

I developed this recipe while working for a rehabilitation home. It was a success with everyone who tried it. I soon started making it for my family, who gave it rave reviews.—Cherie Gresham, Killen, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 50 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cooked long grain rice


  • 1. In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, tomatoes and seasonings. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add rice; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until heated through. Discard bay leaf before serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Recipe Note

Cajun-style diced tomatoes can be used in place of the regular stewed tomatoes in Kidney Beans and Rice.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 252 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 634mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 20g protein.

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jillanglemyer User ID: 2065875 82403
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

"Very tasty, very healthful, very easy. I used brown rice and precooked it."

smagal User ID: 5715837 107793
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"It was fine considering it is a recipe for beans and rice. healthy, cheap, and tasted okay."

Fried_Frog User ID: 6947115 43610
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2012

"We loved it prepared as written, but I?d like to try Great Northern Beans, turkey, and a little curry."

Isolda User ID: 2915263 84029
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2010

"Very easy and very tasty. I didn't have stewed tomatoes, so I used regular canned tomatoes along with chopped celery and green pepper that I cooked along with the meat to soften."

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