1 pound dry red beans
2 quarts (8 cups) water
1½ cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
4 bay leaves
1 cup chopped green pepper
3 tablespoons chopped garlic
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 teaspoons dried thyme, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
- Remove bad beans and rinse beans before you cook them.
- In a large pot add beans, water, onion, celery, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil then reduce heat. Cover with a lid and cook over low heat for about 1-1/2 hours or until beans are soft. Stir.
- Add green pepper, garlic, parsley, thyme, salt, and black pepper. Cook, uncovered, over low heat until creamy, about 30 minutes. Remove bay leaves.
- Serve with brown rice.
8 (1¼ cup each)
Prep time: 10 mins. Cook time: 2 hours.
Each serving provides: calories: 171, total fat: less than 1 g, saturated fat: less than 1 g, cholesterol: 0 mg, sodium: 285 mg
Recipe provided by NHLBI Stay Young at Heart Resource