Spicy Red Beans

Karen Elliott


I like red beans, but adding spices and peppers to them makes it even more delicious and they're even better with my Hot and Sweet Cheesy Cornbread.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
4 Hr


  • 4 c
    dry pinto beans
  • 4 slice
    bacon, cooked
  • 1 medium
    onion, diced
  • 2 medium
    red bell peppers, diced
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 medium
    jalapeno peppers, sliced
  • 3 tsp
    salt, more to taste
  • 2 tsp
    chili powder, more to taste
  • 2 tsp
    black pepper, more to taste
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper, more or less to taste
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder

How to Make Spicy Red Beans


  1. Rinse beans under cold water, sorting out any rocks/particles.
  2. Place beans in a stock pot with the cooked bacon and cover with water by 2 inches. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover the pot and simmer for 2 hours, checking occasionally to make sure the water level is fine. Add more water as needed.
  3. Then toss in diced onion, red bell pepper, garlic and jalapeno. Cover and continue cooking for another hour or two, remembering to check the water level.
  4. Add salt, chili powder, garlic powder, red pepper and black pepper, then cover and cook for another 20 to 30 minutes, or until beans. Serve with cornbread and French fries.

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About Spicy Red Beans

Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #beans, #red, #spicy

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