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Zydeco Chop Chop Red Beans & Rice

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  • 1 (1-pound) package Camellia Brand Red Kidney Beans
  • 1 cup Zydeco Chop Chop, rehydrated with olive oil or water, divided
  • 1/4 stick butter
  • 8-10 cups water
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Cajun seasoning to taste
  • Hot cooked rice
Total time:
2 hours, 15 minutes
Prep time:
15 minutes
Cook time:
2 hours


  1. Rinse and sort beans; soak beans if desired.
  2. In a large heavy pot, melt 1/4 stick butter over medium heat. Set aside 3 tablespoons of the Zydeco Chop Chop and add remainder to pot. Sautè for 30-45 seconds.
  3. Add beans and water.
  4. Bring to a rolling boil for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until beans are desired tenderness, about 1-2 hours.
  6. Add salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning to taste.
  7. In a separate pan, cook sliced sausage for 5 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons rehydrated Zydeco Chop Chop in the last minute of cooking. 
  8. Add cooked sausage to the red beans. 
  9. Serve over hot cooked rice.