Red Beans

Red Beans

Southern-style red beans simmered with savory smoked turkey and spices. Traditionally served with rice.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Soak Time 8 hours
Total Time 9 hours
Course Main Dishes, Sides
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 55 kcal


  • 1 pound dried red beans
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup low-sodium smoked turkey ham, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sodium-free all-purpose seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup green pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt substitute
  • 2 cubes no-sodium beef bouillon


  • Sort beans and remove any shriveled beans, stones or debris. Rinse beans and pour into a large bowl. Fill with enough water to cover beans. Let soak overnight.
  • Drain water and transfer beans to large pot. Add water, turkey ham, onions, pepper, all-purpose seasoning, garlic, green pepper, beef bouillon, and salt substitute.
  • Simmer beans on low heat until tender, about 45 minutes.


Serving: 0.5 cupCalories: 55kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 110mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2g
Keyword Beans, Comfort Food, Dinner, Fall, One Pot Meals, Slowcooker, Soul food
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