Can It! These beans are the best.

September 20, 2007

Bridget used to be known for her homemade red beans and rice.

This is New Orleans, and every Monday we citizens clamor for a nice steamy bowl of the good stuff.

Today’s not Monday, but we were really craving red beans, so here we are.

About a year ago we discovered Blue Runner Red Beans. Sorry Bridget, you just got served.

Yes, these beans are in a can, but after a little Blake Magic, they certainly don’t taste like they do.

I cube some turkey sausage and brown it in my enamel stock pot. When it’s browned, remove it from the pan.

Chop an onion and 2 stalks of celery and cook it in the pot with the sausage bits in the bottom. When the onions are see-through, add 1/2 cup hot chicken stock, scrape the bottom and reduce for a few minutes.

Add 2 large cans of the canned red beans. I season them with Kosher salt and some Tony’s.

Serve over rice.

It may be a carnal sin to enjoy canned beans as much as homemade, but believe me, you’ll never know the difference.

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2 Responses to “Can It! These beans are the best.”

  1. Natalie Says:

    I am somehow related to the man who founded Blue Runner. Best…beans…ever. My thoughts are why would you soak beans all day when you can pop open a can of this stuff, spice it up a bit, and it tastes even better!?

  2. Blake Says:

    I used to rave about Bridget’s red beans. She would soak them and add about a million ingredients to get them tasting amazing. They were never this good though (I love you Beez!). The definitely need some help, but just a little.

    Are you close to the man who founded Blue Runner. If so, send him this post!


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