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Easy Cajun Style Red Beans Recipe Easy Cajun Style Red Beans Recipe

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Easy Cajun Style Red Beans Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This Cajun-style red beans recipe is my go-to comfort food. It's hearty, flavorful, and easy to whip up. Just soak the beans, sauté the veggies, simmer everything together, and voila! Dinner's ready.

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Hey there, you're in for a treat! This easy cajun-style red beans recipe is my go-to for comfort food. It's hearty, packed with flavor, and simple to make. Cooking and sharing it brings warm family vibes into my kitchen. The spicy aroma will make you eager for the first spoonful. Give it a whirl and dish up some homemade magic. Fill your belly with this soulful feast!

Ingredients for Cajun-Style Red Beans

  • Dried red beans: Essential base for the dish, providing hearty texture and rich flavor when cooked to perfection.
  • Onion: Adds savory depth and sweetness to the dish, enhancing overall flavor profile with its aromatic qualities.
  • Green bell pepper: Brings a fresh and slightly tangy flavor, adding a pop of color and crunch to the dish.
  • Celery: Provides a subtle earthy flavor and a satisfying crunch, contributing to the overall texture of the dish.
  • Garlic: Infuses the dish with a bold and aromatic flavor, enhancing the overall taste with its pungent essence.
  • Cajun seasoning: Elevates the dish with a blend of spices that add warmth, depth, and a hint of smokiness to the flavors.
  • Chicken or vegetable broth: Creates a flavorful and aromatic base for the dish, adding richness and depth to the overall taste.

Kitchen Tools Required

  • Large pot: Essential for cooking the red beans and creating the base for the dish.
  • Knife: Needed for chopping the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic for flavoring the dish.
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Easy Cajun Style Red Beans Recipe

This Easy Cajun Style Red Beans Recipe is a flavorful and hearty dish that's perfect for any meal. It's packed with vegetables and seasoned with Cajun spices, making it a delicious and nutritious option.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun
Servings 4 servings
Calories 250 kcal

Equipment

  • Large pot
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Stirring Spoon

Ingredients
  

Main Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried red beans soaked overnight
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooked rice for serving

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the red beans and soak them in water overnight.
  • In a large pot, sauté the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic until softened.
  • Add the Cajun seasoning and drained red beans to the pot.
  • Pour in the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 1 hour or until beans are tender.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve over cooked rice.

Notes

For a spicier kick, add more Cajun seasoning or a dash of hot sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 15gFat: 1gSodium: 700mgPotassium: 600mgFiber: 10gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Cajun, Easy Recipe, Red Beans
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Tips for Making Cajun-Style Red Beans Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the red beans according to the recipe.
  • Let the beans cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cool the red beans completely.
  • Transfer to a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

One unique tip for this easy cajun-style red beans recipe is to add a splash of apple cider vinegar towards the end of cooking. It helps brighten the flavors and adds a subtle tang that complements the richness of the beans. Give it a try for an extra layer of depth in your dish!

Common Questions About This Cajun-Style Red Beans Recipe

FAQ:
Can I use canned red beans instead of dried red beans?
Yes, you can use canned red beans for this recipe. Just make sure to drain and rinse them before adding to the pot.
How spicy is this cajun-style red beans recipe?
The spiciness level can be adjusted by adding more or less cajun seasoning to suit your taste preferences.
Can I substitute any of the vegetables in this recipe?
Feel free to customize the recipe by using your favorite vegetables or what you have on hand. Bell peppers, celery, and onions are traditional choices, but you can get creative.
How long can I store the leftovers?
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.
Can I freeze this dish?
Yes, you can freeze the cajun-style red beans for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

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