Recipe: Lucy’s Red Beans & Rice

Published: Feb. 2, 2023 at 1:04 PM CST
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Recipe courtesy Lucy Greer; Greer’s Markets


  • 1 lb Conecuh or other smoked sausage, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 Finely chopped onion
  • 3 ribs Finely chopped celery
  • 1 finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 3, 15 ½ oz cans red kidney beans, only 1 drained
  • ½ teaspoon ground sage
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 teaspoon Tony Chachere’s or other Creole seasoning
  • 2 teaspoon syrup, such as Alaga


Heat a pot over medium high heat and add sausage. Cook for 5 minutes until it begins to brown. Add syrup and stir to combine.

Add onion, celery and bell pepper and continue to cook over medium high heat for 5-10 minutes until vegetables soften.

Add tomato sauce, kidney beans, sage, thyme, cayenne, and creole seasoning. Stir well and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to simmer and bubble over medium low for 20 minutes. Serve over rice.


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