Homemade Red Beans and Rice Recipe

This delicious homemade red beans and rice recipe is jam-packed with  Cajun country flavors and is perfect for grazing on all day long.

Red beans and rice are a staple in Louisiana, in fact, red beans are  held in the highest of regards in New Orleans when it comes to the  entire legume family.


– red kidney beans – rendered bacon fat, butter, or oil – yellow onions – celery stalks – green bell pepper

Add the beans to a large container and  completely cover them with cold water until the water is about 4-6  inches over the top of the beans. Let sit overnight.

Add  the bacon fat to a large pot over medium heat and sweat the onions,  celery, peppers, and garlic, stirring frequently, which takes about 10  minutes.

Next, add in the beans, stock, bay leaves, seasonings, and ham, cover with a  lid, and cook over low-medium heat for about 2 hours or until the beans  are very tender and the liquid has thickened.

Finish the mixture with sliced cooked sausage, Tabasco, salt, and pepper, and cook for 10 more minutes over low-medium heat.

Serve with cooked white rice and garnish with sliced green onions.

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