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Spice your dinner up tonight and make this Cajun Red Beans and Rice Recipe! Slow cook beans, ham, turkey sausage and spices in a skillet to let the flavors combine. Serve over rice for a delicious dinner the whole family will fall in love with!
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Cajun Red Beans & Rice

Make an incredible dinner tonight that everyone will love! This Cajun Red Beans & Rice Recipe is incredibly easy to throw together and tastes like it took days to make. So much flavor slow cooked into one dish!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time4 hrs
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Cajun
Servings: 8
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Jenn


  • 1 pound dry red beans
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced small
  • 1 large green bell pepper diced small
  • 1/2 cup celery diced small
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 7- oz. package ham diced
  • 14- oz. smoked turkey sausage rope diced
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 6 cups chicken broth


  • Rinse red beans and soak in water overnight. Drain beans before cooking.
  • In a cast iron pan or other heavy skillet, heat butter and olive oil until warm.
  • Add in onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic. Let cook until translucent.
  • Pour in softened beans, ham, turkey sausage, salt, pepper, thyme, bay leaves and oregano.
  • Stir in chicken broth. Simmer on medium-low for 3-4 hours, until the beans are soft and almost creamy. Add more water if necessary.
  • Remove bay leaves before serving. Serve over white rice with a sprinkle of parsley. Enjoy!


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 9.6g | Saturated Fat: 3.4g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Fiber: 17.2g | Sugar: 4g