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Published on February 25th, 2015 | by Kristen Swain

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Warm and Hearty Red Beans and Rice

On cold days, I think there just isn’t anything better then a pot of stew on the stove.

I make many kinds and just love them all. Today I’m sharing my recipe for Warm and Hearty Red Beans and Rice.

Slather a fresh loaf  of bread warmed in the oven with some butter, and you have perfection.

Warm bellies and a content family equals happiness.

This slightly spicy recipe has delicious sausage, lots of veggie bits, and a little rice to top it off.

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First, I saute onions, celery and bell peppers (I buy them in green and other colors and chop them up. Then I toss them in baggies for my freezer and take out what I need as I need it.)

For this recipe, you need:

1 medium onion – chopped

1 cup mixed bell peppers – chopped

1 /2 cup celery – chopped , about 3 medium sticks –  I chop leaves as well.

In a large pot, saute onion, peppers, and celery with a couple tablespoons of olive oil.

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Let them simmer until softened but with a little crisp left.

Put in two cans of red beans. 15.5 oz size drained and rinsed. I accidentally used light red and dark red, but whatever works for you.

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Add a container of 8 oz. of chicken stock. Your favorite kind is fine.

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After that, I added both Bayou Cajun and Tony Chachere’s seasonings.

Warm and Hearty Red Beans and Rice - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Warm and Hearty Red Beans and Rice - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

I added about a Tablespoon of Tony’s, and two tablespoons of Bayou Cajun. I prefer the Bayou Cajun, it has a heartier flavor. Tony’s is so peppery it makes me sneeze every.time. I. use. it.

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Mix that in well with the broth. Add some garlic – about 1 Tablespoon chopped.

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Use a full 14 oz. Turkey Kielbasa sausage or your favorite smoked sausage. Slice into rounds, and add it to a skillet.

Brown well, then add to your big pot.

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Stir well. Allow to simmer on low for an hour or more. I also kind of mash my beans a little while it’s cooking, to thicken the broth.

Serve with rice and a slice of warm bread.

 

Warm and Hearty Red Beans and Rice - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Warm and Hearty Red Beans and Rice - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Warm and Hearty Red Beans and Rice - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Enjoy!

kris

Warm and Hearty Red Beans & Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 onion(medium, chopped)
  • 1 cup mixed green and colored peppers – chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery – about 3 medium stalks – chopped.
  • 2 cans 15.5 oz red beans
  • 1 package – 14 oz. turkey kielbasa sausage
  • 2 Tablespoons Bayou Cajun seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon Tony Chacares seasoning
  • steamed rice – per serving about 1/4 cup each
  • Serves about 10 people.

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, saute onion, peppers, and celery with a couple tablespoons of olive oil.
  2. Let them simmer until softened but with a little crisp left.
  3. Put in two cans of red beans. 15.5 oz size drained and rinsed. I accidentally used light red and dark red, but whatever works for you.
  4. Add a container of 8 oz. of chicken stock. Your favorite kind is fine.
  5. Add about a Tablespoon of Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning, and two tablespoons of McCormick’s Bayou Cajun.
  6. Mix that in well with the broth. Add some garlic – about 1 Tablespoon chopped.
  7. Use a full 14 oz. Turkey Kielbasa sausage or your favorite smoked sausage. Slice into rounds, and add it to a skillet.
  8. Brown well, then add to your big pot.
  9. Stir well. Allow to simmer on low for an hour or more. I also kind of mash my beans a little while it’s cooking, to thicken the broth.
  10. Serve with rice and a slice of warm bread.

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