white beans

Going Coastal Recipe: Cajun White Beans

Third Coast Cuisine.Red beans are not the only beans in Louisiana.  Try these white beans as a repose from cliche’.  This little gem is from my Gourmand World Cookbook Award nominated cookbook Third Coast Cuisine: Recipes of the Gulf of Mexico.  Does it sound like I’m blowing my horn?  Damn right!  I’m proud of that.  You have something you created get international notoriety and you’ll be warming up the old trombone too.

Cajun White Beans
1 pound dry Cannelloni Beans, soaked overnight
1 medium onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1/4 lb. pork tasso, sliced
5 cups water
2 tablespoons Cajun Seasoning

Soak beans overnight. The next day, place beans, onion, bell pepper, seasoning, and pork Tasso in a slow cooker.  Pour in enough water to cover beans, roughly 5 cups. Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours or until beans are soft.

White Beans

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Stuart is a celebrity chef, food activist and award-winning food writer. He penned the cookbooks Third Coast Cuisine: Recipes of the Gulf of Mexico, No Sides Needed: 34 Recipes To Simplify Life and Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor." His recipes have been featured in Current, Lagniappe, Southern Tailgater, The Kitchen Hotline and on the Cooking Channel.

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2015 1st Place Luck of the Irish Cook-off
2015 4th Place Downtown Cajun Cook-off
2015 2nd Place Fins' Wings & Chili Cook-off
2014 2015 4th Place LA Gumbo Cook-off
2012 Taste Award nominee for best chef (web)
2012 Finalist in the Safeway Next Chef Contest
2011 Taste Award Nominee for Little Grill Big Flavor
2011, 12 Member: Council of Media Tastemakers
2011 Judge: 29th Chef's of the Coast Cook-off
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Wing Cook-off
2011 Cooking Channel Perfect 3 Recipe Finalist
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Gumbo Cook-off
2011 Culinary Hall of Fame Member
2010 Tasty Awards Judge
2010 Judge: Bayou La Batre Gumbo Cook-off
2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Award Nominee
2010 Chef2Chef Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2010 Denay's Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2009 2nd Place Bay Area Food Bank Chef Challenge
2008 Tava: Discovery Contest Runner-up


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