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Vegan Creole Red Beans (Recipe)

You can't go wrong with this healthy, vegan version of the Louisiana staple.

Calories79 calories
Fat2 grams fat
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Yield8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 6 mini bell peppers, diced
  • 1 chipotle pepper (packed in adobo sauce), minced
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 1 lb dried red beans
  • 4 cups unsalted vegetable stock
  • 4 cups water (or another 4 cups stock)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Sal & Judy's Creole Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cover the red beans in a large bowl with water and allow to soak overnight. Discard the water and set the beans aside.
  2. In a large, deep pot or Dutch oven, add the olive oil and warm to medium heat. Sauté the onions, garlic, celery and peppers for a couple of minutes, until soft.
  3. Add the red beans and cover with chicken stock and water. Stir in the seasonings (bay leaves, thyme, creole seasoning and black pepper). Bring everything to a boil and then reduce heat and allow to simmer for at least 2 hours. Lightly mash some of the beans with the back of a wooden spoon.
  4. Once the beans are soft and tender, serve over brown rice with a side of veggies (mixed greens, roasted veggies or a salad, for example).

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