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Andouille Smothered Beans

Cuisine: Cajun
Type: Meat, Pork, Vegetables
Courses: Side dish
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 tablespoons 30mlVegetable oil
1/2 lb 227g / 8ozAndouille sausage - finely chopped
2 cups 125g / 4.4ozJulienned onions
1/2 cup 55g / 1.9ozChopped celery
  Salt - to taste
  Cayenne pepper - to taste
2 tablespoons 30mlChopped garlic
1 lb 454g / 16ozNavy beans - rinsed, soaked overnight, drained
2   Bay leaves
8 cups 1896mlWater - to 10 cups
1/4 cup 15g / 0.5ozChopped green onions

Recipe Instructions

In a small stock pot, heat the vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, add the Andouille and render for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the onions and celery. Cook the vegetables for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the vegetables start to wilt. Season the vegetables with salt and cayenne. Stir in the garlic, beans, and bay leaves. Add the water and bring the liquid up to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 3 hours, uncovered, or until the beans are soft and creamy. Stir the mixture occasionally and check the seasonings for salt and cayenne. Stir in the green onions.

Serve the beans with the Pan-Fried Catfish (the recipe for which is included in this collection).

EMERIL LIVE with Emeril Lagasse - From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # EM-1A06 broadcast 01-20-1997) - Downloaded from their Web-Site -


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