You are here: Home » Recipes » Vegetarian Red Beans and Rice Vegetarian Red Beans and Rice Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 4 servings Prep 45 mins Cook 30 mins This vegetarian dish is sure to please even the heartiest appetite. PrintEmail Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil1 large onion, chopped1 -- green pepper, chopped3 stalks celery, chopped1 -- garlic clove, minced2 -- (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce2 -- (15-ounce) cans red beans, thoroughly rinsed and drained1 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce -- hot cooked white rice Instructions Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion, pepper, celery and garlic until tender. Add water to the sauteed vegetables if necessary, but use the oil initially to enhance the flavors. Add the tomato sauce, red beans, salt and hot pepper sauce. Simmer for 1/2 hour or more. Remove 1/2 cup of the beans and mash to paste. Add paste to bean mixture and stir until liquid is thickened. Serve hot over white rice. Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Springfield, Missouri, Inc.’s Women Who Can Dish It Out (Springfield, Missouri, 1997).