Vegan & Vegetarian

Fat Tuesday’s Skinny Red Beans

Intensely flavored red bean dishes have been a staple of Cajun and Creole cooking for generations. This vegan-friendly version of Fat Tuesday’s Skinny Red Beans is a great way to get a healthy and flavorful meal on the table in no time. It’s packed with a variety of spices and vegetables, as well as a mouth-watering sauce that’s sure to please. Plus, it’s low in fat and ready in less than an hour!

Ingredients used:

For 6 people

  • 2 cups - Onion - chopped
  • 1 tablespoon - Minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons - Olive oil
  • 1 cup - Chopped carrots
  • 1 cup - Chopped celery
  • 1 cup - Bell peppers - chopped, assorted
  • 1 teaspoon - Dried oregano
  • 0.25 teaspoon - Dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon - Dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon - Dried marjoram
  • 1 pinch - Cayenne - or to taste
  • 3 cups - Canned tomatoes - (28 oz can- cut up)
  • 1.5 cups - Canned kidney beans - (15oz can - drained)
  • 1 tablespoon - Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon - Brown sugar
  • 1 cup - Okra, frozen - sliced (optional)
  • Salt and pepper - to taste
  • Fresh parsley - or
  • Minced scallions - chopped

Recipe steps:

  • Combine the onions, garlic, and olive oil in a soup pot. Cover and sauté on medium heat for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are softened.
  • Add the carrots, celery, bell peppers, oregano, thyme, basil, marjoram, and cayenne. Cover and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes, stirring to prevent sticking.
  • When the vegetables are just tender, stir in the tomatoes, kidney beans, mustard, brown sugar and okra, if desired. Simmer gently for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and serve topped with parsley or scallions.

Fat Tuesday’s Skinny Red Beans is the perfect combination of traditional Cajun-Creole flavors with a vegan twist. With this recipe, you can easily get a delicious and low-fat meal on the table in less than an hour. So give it a try and enjoy every flavorful bite!