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Camellia Brand

Camellia’s Famous New Orleans-Style Red Beans and Rice

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  • 1 (1-pound) package Camellia Brand Red Kidney Beans
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 8-10 cups water
  • 1/4 stick of butter
  • 2 cups chopped seasoning blend (onions, celery, green bell peppers, parsley flakes)
  • 1 toe garlic, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Cajun seasoning to taste
  • Hot cooked rice
Total time:
5 hours
Prep time:
2 hours
Cook time:
3 hours
6 - 8


  1. Rinse and sort beans. (Optional: Soak beans using your preferred method.)
  2. In large heavy pot, cook sliced sausage for 5 minutes.
  3. Add chopped seasoning blend and garlic to cooked sausage, along with 1/4 stick butter, and continue to cook until onions turn soft and clear.
  4. Add beans, water, and bay leaf.
  5. Bring to rolling boil for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat, simmer for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally, until beans are desired tenderness.
  7. Add salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning to taste.
  8. Serve over hot cooked rice.
  • JBMW

    What is your choice of meat for the seasoning and why> Also, if you use ham hocks, how do you prepare them and how many does it take?

  • LASunLover

    The best!

  • t donova

    I made this for dinner last night – one of my children went for thirds. Barely enough leftovers for lunch! Very easy to put together, full of flavor!!!

  • Scott Harper

    Great recipe — I’m an avid home chef and we love beans and rice but this one might have been my best. Made a couple adjustments, added some Chipotle powder and cilantro and a ham bone, but all of our, 10 kids, loved it. Thank you again.

  • Edward Wonch

    I add chunks of honey smoked smoked, or brown sugar ham, somtimes prime rib !
    Prime rib ? It’s a Wyoming thing partner !

  • Donna Hudson

    I add ham hocks also. After serving I also add a spoon of mayo Don’t say NO it emphasizes all the flavors try it you may love it