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New Orleans Red Beans

New Orleans Red Beans

44 Ratings
44 Ratings
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MyPlate Kitchen
Makes: 8 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Spice up your week with these delicious New Orleans Red Beans.  Season with hot sauce if desired. 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound red beans (dry)
  • 8 cups water (2 quarts)
  • 1 1/2 cups onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup celery (chopped)
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 cup green pepper (chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons garlic (chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons parsley (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons thyme (dried, crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

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 1-1/2 hours 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 until creamy (about 30 minutes). Remove bay leaves.

4. Serve with hot cooked brown rice, if desired.

Notes

Source: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Stay Young at Heart

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 1/4 cup (361g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 202
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 315 mg
Carbohydrates 37 g
Dietary Fiber 10 g
Total Sugars 2 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 13 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 84 mg
Iron 4 mg
Potassium 701 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 202
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.2 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 37 g
Dietary Fiber 10 g
Total Sugars 2 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 13 g
Minerals
Calcium 84 mg
Potassium 701 mg
Sodium 315 mg
Copper 372 mcg
Iron 4 mg
Magnesium 70 mg
Phosphorus 215 mg
Selenium 2 mcg
Zinc 2 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 13 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.3 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 22 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 47 mcg
Folate 197 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.3 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 47 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1 1/4 cups
Protein Foods 3 ounces

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