Monday, April 13, 2015

Claire's Southern Delight

Claire's Southern Delight
This recipe is a regular family feature. An easy-and-quick-to-fix tasty, nutritious & satisfying meal that's easy to whip up at the end of a long day. I love this recipe because I can put on rice to cook, and have an entire meal ready when the rice finishes.

I'm indebted to our dear family friend, Claire, for this recipe. Claire truly has the gift of hospitality. She's an excellent cook - the kind of person who can cook for 40 people for a "little" lunch at her house after Church without thinking twice, or turn out a feast for 200 at the Church with an amount of expertise that makes it look as easy as cooking for six. It is truly a rare occasion that she serves a sit down dinner to her family without having at least one guest - whether that person is a long-time family friend, a new acquaintance, or a person in need. I stand in awe of her talent & her kindness! But, far more importantly, she has been a wonderful & faithful family friend for many years.

This is her recipe.

Claire’s Southern Delight
In a saucepan, add
2 Cans Light Red Kidney Beans, drained (Dark Red are also okay - or a mix of Light & Dark)
1 (8 oz) Can Tomato Sauce

Add Ample
Celery Salt
Onion powder

Add a Touch

Then add
1 ½ Tablespoon Vegan Bacon Flavored Bits*
¼ cup water

Simmer 20 minutes
Serve over Rice

*I find that it is easier to find Vegan Bacon Flavored Bits if I just look for the Kosher Certification.
After all, there's no such thing as Kosher Bacon.

I like to serve this with Better than Coleslaw & maybe some Corn Muffins.

Alternatively, I like to serve this as a wrap - the Beans, Rice, some Slaw and something sour - like Green Olives or Pickles - rolled in a Tortilla. 


  1. Mmmmm... This sounds wonderful! I am adding the ingredients to my shopping list right now! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    1. Thanks so much! I really appreciate you hosting : )

  2. I wonder how this would taste with Great Northern beans instead. They are the only ones my husband will eat. I like the tip with adding kielbasa!

    (visiting from Tuesdays with a Twist)

    1. If you try it with Great Northerns, I'd love to hear how it turns out! : ) Glad you like the Kielbasa tip - sometimes it is so much easier for a vegetarian to eat WITH the family if an easy adjustment can be made to accommodate everyone : )

  3. Beans over rice is one of our go-to meals! Thank you for the alternative recipe! :) Also, thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

  4. I love dishes that contain beans because they are so nutritious and affordable. We're not fans of kidney beans, but we do cook a lot with red beans (which are similar but have a milder flavor). This is one we'll have to try.

    1. That DOES sound good! I might just have to try making it that way myself : )


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