• New Orleans Red Beans

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

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1¼ cup
    Calories 171
    Total Fat less than 1 g
    Saturated Fat less than 1 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
    Sodium 285 mg

    Servings and Times

    Servings 8

    Ingredients and Preparation

    Ingredients Measures
    Dry red beans 1 pound
    Water 2 quarts
    Chopped onion 1½ cups  
    Chopped celery 1 cup
    Bay leaves 4
    Chopped green pepper 1 cup
    Chopped garlic 3 tablespoons
    Chopped parsley 3 tablespoons
    Dried thyme, crushed 2 teaspoons
    Salt 1 teaspoon
    Black pepper 1 teaspoon
    Directions
    1. Pick through beans to remove bad beans; rinse thoroughly.
    2. 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.
    3. 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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