Red Beans & Rice

Updated: Apr 22


1 pound red kidney beans


1 yellow onion, diced

1 green bell pepper, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

5-9 garlic cloves, minced

1 pound smoked sausage, sliced

1/2 pound smoked pork tasso, cubed

3 tablespoons avocado oil

onion powder

white pepper


mustard powder

cajun seasoning

fresh parsley, for garnish

roux (optional) (click here for my recipe)


  1. in a large pot, add the beans and 8 cups of water. bring to a boil. once it boils, turn the heat off, cover, and let soak overnight.

  2. Once soaked; drain the water and remove the beans from the pot. Heat the oil and brown down the sausage and tasso. Remove and melt the butter. On medium low heat, saute the vegetables for an hour. Add in the garlic and saute for 3 minutes.

  3. To the cooked veggies, add in the sausage, tasso, and beans. Season to taste and cover with water.

  4. Bring this back to a hard boil, when it’s there, lower to a medium low heat and let simmer until the beans are soft, about 4 hours. To thicken, add a flour slurry or a tiny bit of dark roux.

  5. Serve over white rice garnished with parsley.

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