Cajun Style Red Beans & Rice

Teresa Malkemus


The true magic in this recipe is to use smoked pork. We use a smoker and smoke 2 or three large pork roast at a time and then divide up the meat and store it in the freezer for year round smoked pork in many recipes.You can make this with regular pork roast meat but Mesquite or Hickory smoked pork bring the dish alive.

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8 Hr
6 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


1 lb
smoked pork
1 pkg
dried red beans
3 c
1 1/2 c
chopped onions
3 clove
garlic, peeled and halved lengthwise
1 tsp
dried oregano
bay leaf
2 Tbsp
chili powder
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
dried coriander
1 tsp
red pepper flakes
1 c
tomato juice
1 c
brown rice
2 c
chicken broth

How to Make Cajun Style Red Beans & Rice


  • 1Prepare roast and smoke using either indirect heat method or smoker for 6 to 8 hours or until roast is done. (You can buy smoked pork if you can find it.
  • 2Rinse beans, put them in a large bowl and cover completely with cold water. Let beans soak overnight or at least 8 hours..
  • 3Drain beans and transfer them to a crock pot, add 3 cups water.
  • 4Place remaining ingredients into crock pot and stir.
  • 5Cook 3 to 4 hours on high or 8 to 10 hours on low.

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About Cajun Style Red Beans & Rice

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Hashtags: #rice, #pot, #beans, #crock, #cajun