New Orleans Red Beans and Rice Monday Wash Day

New Orleans Red Beans And Rice Monday Wash Day Recipe

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nelda thompson


When I lived in New Orleans this recipe was given to me, this was 44 years ago. I have seen many recipes for this dish, but, the beautiful New Orleans Cajun woman told me the story and gave the recipe to me. On wash days, Mondays to be exact, they put this on and therefore had dinner ready for their families. They only had to finish up with the garlic French bread and serve.


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20 Min
2 Hr


  • 1 bag
    small red beans
  • 2 qt
    water to cover
  • 1 large
    onion chopped
  • 1 pkg
    kielbasa sasuage, cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1
    bell pepper chopped
  • 1 - 2 medium
    celery ribs diced
  • 1-2 clove
    garlic,smashed and minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp
    tabasco, or more when served
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    fresh parsley flakes. opt.

How to Make New Orleans Red Beans and Rice Monday Wash Day


  1. Rinse red beans and place in a large pot, add enough water to cover by one to two inches. cook on medium heat while preparing the rest of the ingredients.
  2. In hot skillet, put Kielbasa slices, onion, celery. bell peppers, cooking until sasuage is browned on each side. Add smashed garlic, but, do not brown. Put into pot of beans and add drippings from skillet. Add spices, salt, red pepper flakes and Tabasco. Cook with lid on pan, check to see if more water is needed. When done, take 1/2 to 1 cup of beans out of the pot and smash. Add back to pot and
    stir until combined.Should be somewhat thickened. Serve over hot white Louisana rice. Sprinkle with parsely if preferred. Serve with French garlic bread.

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