Recipe courtesy of The Gumbo Shack

Guy's Gumbo Shack - Red Beans and Rice

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 35 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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2 tablespoons butter

2 cups diced green pepper

2 cups chopped onion

1 tablespoon chopped garlic

1 tablespoon salt

2 tablespoons oregano

2 tablespoons black pepper

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons dried basil

1 tablespoon dried thyme

2 bay leaves

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1 to 2 pounds smoked sausage (we use Conecuh Sausage)

Six 14-ounce cans dark red kidney beans

Cooked white rice, for serving


  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add all ingredients except beans and rice and saute until vegetables are soft. Add beans and cook for 30 minutes over medium heat. Use hand blender or potato masher to mash beans until approximately 50 percent of the beans remain intact. Serve over cooked white rice.