Traditional New Orleans Red Beans & Rice Recipe

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Traditional New Orleans Red Beans & Rice
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  1. Soak the red beans overnight or at least 3 hours in cold water.
  2. Drain off the water and put in a large pot and cover with water.
  3. In a skillet, brown the meats then add the onions and continue to cook until the onions are slightly browned.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients to the red beans and bring it to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 2 1/2 to 3 hours until creamy.
  5. Serve with cooked rice and hot sauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 532.31 Kcal (2229 kJ)
Calories from fat 240.04 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.67g 41%
Cholesterol 104.84mg 35%
Sodium 877.09mg 37%
Potassium 705.11mg 15%
Total Carbs 35.36g 12%
Sugars 3.6g 14%
Dietary Fiber 7.57g 30%
Protein 36.05g 72%
Vitamin C 11.3mg 19%
Iron 4.8mg 26%
Calcium 71.8mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 236.66 Kcal (991 kJ)
Calories from fat 106.72 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.86g 41%
Cholesterol 46.61mg 35%
Sodium 389.95mg 37%
Potassium 313.49mg 15%
Total Carbs 15.72g 12%
Sugars 1.6g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3.37g 30%
Protein 16.03g 72%
Vitamin C 5mg 19%
Iron 2.1mg 26%
Calcium 31.9mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 12.1
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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