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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.