Cajun Boudin

Cajun Boudin

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  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    2 h
  • Ready In

    3 h 30 m
Christy Lane
Recipe by  Christy Lane

“Boudin (boo-dahn) is a wonderfully scrumptious Cajun dish made with meat, rice, and seasonings. Boudin sausage is normally stuffed with pork and rice, but you can add shrimp, crawfish, or alligator meat.”

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Original recipe yields 4 1/2 pounds



  1. Combine the pork shoulder, liver, and 4 cups of water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the pork cubes are tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Bring the rice and 4 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Once the pork is tender, remove from the saucepan with a slotted spoon and allow to cool a bit. While the pork is cooling, stir the green onion, chopped onion, celery, bell pepper, parsley, cilantro, and garlic into the simmering pork broth. Season with salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Cook until the onion is tender. Meanwhile, grind the meat using the coarse plate of a meat grinder. Stir the ground meat into the vegetable mixture, and cook, stirring frequently until the water has nearly evaporated, about 10 minutes. Stir in the cooked rice, and set aside to cool.
  4. While the meat mixture is cooling, rinse the sausage casings inside and out with plenty of warm water. Keep the casings in a bowl of warm water until ready to stuff. Once the sausage mixture is cool enough to handle, stuff into the prepared casings using a sausage stuffer. Prick the sausage with a needle every 4 to 6 inches.
  5. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to keep the water at a very gentle simmer. Add the sausage and cook gently until the sausage is hot on the inside, firm to the touch, and has plumped, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

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As a Cajun, it was with great trepidation I attempted this recipe. Cilantro? Destroys the true flavor. It reminded me of Vietnamese sausage. There is no bell pepper in boudin. Also, the rice is medium grain and cooked to the sticky stage. VERY disappointed in this recipe. Better recipes can be found online.

Neal M.

Neal M.

I've loved boudin ever since I worked in Louisana during my years in the oil business. I'm glad that now I can make my own. What I like to do instead of casing is to make boudin balls. I roll the finished mixture in a little seasoned flour and deep fry for a few minutes. Great taste both ways.



Sounds WONDERFUL, Christy! Casings are kinda hard to come by here in the Houston area. I'll try your recipe as collard (instead of cabbage)rolls.

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Amount Per Serving (18 total)

  • Calories
  • 188 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs
  • 20 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 11.2 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 551 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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