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


  • 1Rinse beans under cold water, sorting out any rocks/particles.
  • 2Place 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.
  • 3Then 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.
  • 4Add 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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Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #beans, #red, #spicy