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Devin’s “Feed the Krewe” Red Beans

Devin’s “Feed the Krewe” Red Beans

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  • 2 (1-pound) packages Camellia Brand Red Kidney Beans
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced, mashed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon cayenne
  • 1/2 pound smoked ham with bones
  • 2 slices bacon, optional
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced


  1. Rinse and sort beans.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Add water to 3 inches above the beans. 
  3. Bring to boil, then turn down heat and simmer for 3 hours, until the beans are soft. Add more water if needed. Always have the beans slightly submerged.

Devin Meyers leads the Red Beans & Rice Parade in New Orleans.

  • eclipse42

    Looks good, I’ll try dis!

  • Dusty Mason

    Camellia, we always come home from visiting our kids with a few pounds. The red beans we get here in PA just aren’t quite the same. If y’all need a northeastern U.S. regional sales rep let me know. Happy Mardi Gras!

    • GBreezy Morgan

      I do…i always have to get my beans shipped

  • Dabigez

    We mail my son, who has moved away from Louisiana and can’t get red beans to him among other things that we send him. A New Orleans care package if you will.

  • justin

    Im cooking this i just add a tablespoon on sugar to cut the gas.

  • justin

    I’m cooking this i just addd a tablespoon or two of sugar for the gas…..