Real Cajun Red Beans And Rice

Prep Time
Cook Time
3h 24m
Ready In

Recipe: #40003

January 12, 2023

"The real deal. Source: Mardi Gras to Mistletoe (a favorite provided by homecooks - Junior League of Shrevsport-Bossier, Shreveport, Louisiana). NOTE: the overnight soaking of the beans are not included in the overall prep. time."

Original is 6-8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (365.4 g)
  • Calories 597.3
  • Total Fat - 52.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 18.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 76.4 mg
  • Sodium - 2257.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 18.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5 g
  • Sugars - 7.4 g
  • Protein - 14.2 g
  • Calcium - 86.4 mg
  • Iron - 3.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 37.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Sort and rinse the beans. Combine the beans with a generous amount of water in a bowl and soak for overnight (approximately, 8 + hours); drain.

Step 2

Combine the beans, 2 quarts water, salt pork and salt to taste in a large stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Stir in next 5 ingredients (onions - garlic). Add the 1 tablespoon salt (fyi: I'm questioning the amount of salt, therefore proceed with caution) and the next 6 ingredients (Worcestershire sauce - Tabasco sauce); mix well.

Step 3

Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add the sausage and cook for 45 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand until cool; DO NOT chill. Return the bean mixture to the heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 - 40 minutes or to the desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Serve over hot cooked rice.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


This recipe is absolutely delicious except for the amount of salt. Ours was too salty. I added salt to taste in the very beginning like the directions said. The other time I added salt was when the directions said to add 1 T of salt. I had my DH taste it and he said only to add 1 tsp of salt. In the end it was just too salty. Otherwise my DH adored this recipe. Next time we make this I will be way more careful with the salt. The depth of flavor was so good. Thank you for a great recipe that I can make for my DH that he really loves.


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(6 Feb 2023)

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