New Orleans Red Beans
En Español (Spanish Version)

This vegetarian main dish is cholesterol-free, virtually fat-free, and chock full of vegetables.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size1¼ cupCalories171Total Fatless than 1 gSaturated Fatless than 1 gCholesterol0 mgSodium285 mg
Servings and Times
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresDry red beans1 poundWater2 quartsChopped onion1½ cups  Chopped celery1 cupBay leaves4Chopped green pepper1 cupChopped garlic3 tablespoonsChopped parsley3 tablespoonsDried thyme, crushed2 teaspoonsSalt1 teaspoonBlack pepper1 teaspoon
  • Directions
  • Pick through beans to remove bad beans; rinse thoroughly.
  • In a large pot combine beans, water, onion, celery, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and cook over low heat for about 1½ hours or until beans are tender. Stir. Mash beans against side of pan.
  • Add green pepper, garlic, parsley, thyme, salt, and black pepper. Cook, uncovered, over low heat till creamy, about 30 minutes. Remove bay leaves.

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