Red Beans and Rice


"With red kidney beans, rice, cheese and plenty of spices, this recipe makes a nice version of a classic dish. It can be served as a main dish, and is quite good when accompanied by a salad and some crusty bread."


45 m servings 1123 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 1123 kcal
  • 56%
  • Fat:
  • 52.4 g
  • 81%
  • Carbs:
  • 99.9g
  • 32%
  • Protein:
  • 58.5 g
  • 117%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 174 mg
  • 58%
  • Sodium:
  • 1574 mg
  • 63%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook the rice according to package directions.
  2. Place the ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat. Saute for 5 to 10 minutes, or until browned and crumbly. Drain well and transfer meat to a large pot over low heat. Add the rice, beans, picante sauce, paprika, chili powder and crushed red pepper flakes. Stir well and let simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in cheese and let simmer for 10 more minutes.
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  1. 14 Ratings


This dish does not remotely resemble "classic" red beans and rice.

My husband is a big fan or red beans and rice and loved this dish. It's not quite my style, but I still thought it was good. The servings seemed huge, so I only made half the recipe and it was...

I have used this recipe for several potlucks by just adding more rice. I have also cut up kielbasi into bite size pieces instead of ground meat for variety. I find this recipe very good and my b...

This is so simple yet so absolutely delicious. The reason why I love to eat chile! Enjoy with a glass of Rioja!

This is the absolute worst recipe i have ever tired.

Pretty good taste but I wasn't sure I understood the recipe - I used an ENTIRE 14 oz box of Sucess rice and thought that was too much. 3 bags would have been plenty. I also used only 8 oz of c...

Very good! We had it this evening and was absolutely delicious!

this was sooooo good. wow. thanks so much for the recipe. I only changed it up a bit, but only because of necessity (this was all I had): i used half ground beef and half kielbasa, and I used...

Wow, this is the one! easy, cheap, delicious. A fairly picky 13 and 11 yr old gobbled it up and asked for more.