Camellia Creole Red Beans

Creole Red Beans
Classic New Orleans-Style Red Beans and Rice

When it comes to New Orleans comfort food, Creole Red Beans and Rice is hard to beat. It’s hearty and satisfying, full of vitamins and minerals, and has a uniquely Louisiana flavor profile. Studded with salty, smoky hunks of smoked sausage, these Creole Red Beans will become a new family favorite. Camellia Brand Creole Red Beans Mix makes it even easier to enjoy this traditional Crescent City dish any night of the week.

Camellia Creole Red Beans
Yields: 8
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 1¾ cups)
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped (about 1¼ cups)
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped (about ⅔ cup)
  • 12 ounces andouille sausage (see note)
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 (18-ounce) package Camellia Creole Red Beans Mix, beans rinsed and sorted
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Garnish: chopped green onion
  1. In a large heavy stockpot, heat oil over medium-high heat; add onion, bell pepper, and celery, and cook for 3 minutes. Add sausage, and cook 2 minutes more.
  2. Add 6 cups water, beans, and contents of spice packet. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer until beans are soft, stirring occasionally, about 2 hours. Add more water as necessary to obtain desired consistency. For a smoother consistency, use the back of a spoon to mash some of the beans against the side of the pot.
  3. Serve over rice. Garnish with chopped green onion, if desired.
Sliced smoked sausage or chopped ham may be substituted.

Adapted from Camellia Brand



  1. The onion, bell and celery is the holy trinity back home. You dont actually need to add any packet of anything unless you want to just have pepper, salt and if youre serving locals you best have a bottle of ketchup for them to squirt some on, outta towners try a little at a time to taste, trust me you dont put ketchup in for your guests just simply have it on hand and if you have red bean noobs at your table you dont want them overdoing it and then claiming your red beans tasted bad. Pickled pig tips would be a nice addition but thats a whole nother style of red beans, 🙂


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