Red Beans & Rice Recipe

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Red Beans & Rice
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  • 1 lb small dried red beans
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1/4 cup oil or 1/4 cup bacon drippings
  • 1/2 lb ham bone , and scraps
  • 8 -10 cups meat stock
  • 1 tsp salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp louisiana hot sauce (to taste- i like lots) or 1 tsp cayenne pepper (to taste- i like lots)


  1. Prepare the beans the night before. Clean and pick through the beans.
  2. Rinse several times in water to clean.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the beans, with enough water to cover by 1 inch, the wine, onions and garlic, parsley, green onions and mint.
  4. Soak overnight covered in the refrigerator.
  5. The next morning, in an 8 quart pot, saute the ham bone and scraps in the bacon drippings.
  6. Pour the bean mixture (including all the water and seasoning) into the pot.
  7. Add enough meat stock to cover the beans by 2 inches.
  8. Reduce heat when it comes to a boil.
  9. Cover and simmer for 2 hours or until tender, stirring occasionally so the beans won't stick and burn.
  10. Season to taste with salt and hot sauce.
  11. To thicken, remove one cup beans and place in blender and puree.
  12. Return them to the pot and stir.
  13. Serve over cooked rice with chopped onions and hot sauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 137.23 Kcal (575 kJ)
Calories from fat 61.64 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.85g 11%
Cholesterol 15.19mg 5%
Sodium 574.45mg 24%
Potassium 262.31mg 6%
Total Carbs 8.17g 3%
Sugars 2.25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.46g 10%
Protein 6.97g 14%
Vitamin C 7.9mg 13%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Calcium 61.2mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 31.61 Kcal (132 kJ)
Calories from fat 14.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.58g 11%
Cholesterol 3.5mg 5%
Sodium 132.33mg 24%
Potassium 60.42mg 6%
Total Carbs 1.88g 3%
Sugars 0.52g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.57g 10%
Protein 1.61g 14%
Vitamin C 1.8mg 13%
Iron 0.6mg 13%
Calcium 14.1mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.8
  • 3

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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