Uncle Sidney's Red Beans Recipe

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120 mins (cooking 120)
20 ingredients
12 servings
There are two ways to go here: smoked meats (sausage, rib tips, neck bones, ham, country bacon), OR pickled meat. Either way, you'll obtain a rich flavor profile and a satisfying meal. One, warm, soft, and smokey; one tangy, slightly sharp, sort of barbeque-y, but it's always PORK and beans in the end.. My culinary mentor, whom I first met in 1987, Chef Austin Leslie, died in Atlanta following the evacuation of New Orleans in the wake of hurricane Katrina. Chez Helene, a down home Creole restaurant enjoyed by knowledgable New Orleanians for decades, used to be on North Robertson St. and had to close in '95 because the neighborhood became increasingly risky. Chef went on to a couple of new ventures. But Katrina destroyed the dreams for many New Orleanians, and Chef Austin died of a broken heart, a forced expatriot in a place far removed from his beloved Big Easy. I have followed his recipes for years, altering little, sharing and delighting hundreds with his wonderful, flavorful authentic Creole cuisine. Following is a piece of American cookery, straight from the pen of the great, late Chef Austin Leslie. You pour your favorite hot sauce on the beans and rice at table. Enjoy it, as I have! You can substitute kidney beans for the red beans. The kidney beans will break down and become creamy much sooner than the red beans, which hold up for hours of cooking. In either case, unless you use a pressure cooker, this dish takes time. I never have to 'cream' some of the beans - I just simmer until it is a creamy consistency.

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Serving Size (164.15 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 736.39 Calories from Fat 620.73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 68.97g 1273.28%
Saturated Fat 27.13g 1627.76%
Trans Fat 0.31g %
Cholesterol 85.33mg 341.33%
Sodium 2710.52mg 1355.26%
Total Carbohydrate 27.36g 109.42%
Dietary Fiber 1.28 g 61.28%
Sugars 22.15 g %
Protein 4.62g 110.92%
Vitamin A 1189.28IU% Vitamin C 2.84mg%
Calcium 28.07mg% Iron 1.36mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
red beans, large, rib celery, ham bone, baked, c, cooked rice, salt and black pepper