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cajun pinto beans

Recipe by
Lee Thayer
Nakhon Si Thammarat

I was given this recipe by a friend and it was described as a side dish, so I changed up the recipe to how it is listed now to make it a main dish. And it is good! Next time I will increase the beans to "three cans" but will use my pressure cooked beans, and will update the recipe as well.

prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For cajun pinto beans

  • 2 can
    pinto beans, drained, (15 oz / 425 g each), or cook from dry beans
  • 500 g
    bulk pork sausage, (1 lb)
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1
    onion, diced
  • 1
    red bell pepper, diced
  • 1-2 tsp
    cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 c
    large green chilies, roasted, peeled, chopped
  • 2
    roma tomatoes, diced

How To Make cajun pinto beans

  • 1
    Prepare the beans either by draining, rinsing, and draining canned beans, or using cooked beans from dry. For the dry beans, use a heaping half cup of dry beans for each can needed. I use a pressure cooker to prepare the beans.
  • 2
    In a large non stick pan on medium heat, add the sausage, garlic, and onion. Break up the sausage as it cooks, and cook until just a little pink is visible.
  • 3
    Add the bell pepper, green chilies, tomatoes, and mix together.
  • 4
    Add the beans and Cajun seasoning. I use a homemade Cajun seasoning. Mix together. Simmer, mixing occasionally, until the bell pepper is tender.
  • 5
    Serve and enjoy.