Recipe Archives: J.D.’s Red Beans

An old time Louisiana classic!

You’ll Need:

2 bags of Camilla Dry Red Beans

Garlic Powder

Louisiana Fix Fry Cajun Seasoning

Tony Chachere’s Seasoning

1/2 cup of chopped onion

2 stalks of chopped Green Onion

1 inch slices of hot smoked sausage

A large pot

A colander

Instructions:

On the day before you cook your beans, you’ll need to pick out the bad beans.

Pour one bag into the lid of the pot and set aside any beans that are cracked, oddly shaped, or broken
After repeating this process with both bags, let your beans soak overnight
The next day, pour out the beans and water into a colander and rinse with cold water
After they are washed, fill your pot back up with water so that an inch of water is covering your beans
Add your chopped onion, green onion, sliced sausage to your beans and water and let it boil on a medium low heat

Allow your beans to boil up to two hours.

Stir occasionally.

When your beans are done they should be creamy and soft. The sausage should appear plump and hot. Your onions should have wilted. By this time, delicious, creole aromas should have filled your house. 🙂

Add all your seasonings to your desired taste! Beans are something I played with and didn’t measure or eyeball. I aimed for a garlic, smokey, spicy taste!

After you have seasoned to taste, you’re ready to dig in.

Fun Facts: The soluable fiber found in red beans also helps lower your blood cholesterol levels by helping to push cholesterol through your digestive track before your body can absorb it. The high fiber content of red beans means that they are digested very slowly, putting them low on the glycemic index and making them a healthy choice for diabetics or for anyone looking to stabilize their blood sugar levels.

Source for “Fun Facts”: http://www.livestrong.com/article/4692-need-health-benefits-red-beans/

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