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cajun style red beans & rice

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Teresa Malkemus
Bloomington, IN

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.

(2 ratings)
yield 15 -20
prep time 8 Hr
cook time 6 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For cajun style red beans & rice

  • 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
  • 1
    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

  • 1
    Prepare 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.
  • 2
    Rinse beans, put them in a large bowl and cover completely with cold water. Let beans soak overnight or at least 8 hours..
  • 3
    Drain beans and transfer them to a crock pot, add 3 cups water.
  • 4
    Place remaining ingredients into crock pot and stir.
  • 5
    Cook 3 to 4 hours on high or 8 to 10 hours on low.