Blue Runner Creole Cream Style Red Beans
Enjoy Blue Runner Creole Cream Style Red Beans over Zatarain's Extra Long Parboiled Rice for your next dinner. Just warm the beans in the microwave or pot and cook your favorite smoked sausage. Add the smoked sausage to the beans and you are ready for your own pot of beans. To be a true New Orleanian eat your Blue Runner beans on Monday like the locals do. Monday was known as "wash day" in New Orleans so a pot of red beans would be put on the stove in the morning to simmer all day while all the other chores were done around the house. Serve with corn bread and TABASCO Pepper Sauce.
Blue Runner Foods, Inc., canner of Blue Runner Creole Cream Style beans, was founded in 1918 by Mr. Pierre Chauvin. Beginning behind his home, at 21 years of age he started Union Canning Factory canning figs and blackberries. In 1946 he teamed with Mr. C. A. Englade forming Gonzales Products Co., Inc., and a new facility was built at the present location in Gonzales, Louisiana. In 1950 using a recipe from his grandmother, Mr. Chauvin began canning Creole cream style white navy beans and later added the now famous Creole cream style red beans. In 1993, Mr. Richard Thomas purchased Gonzales Products Co., Inc., and changed the name to Blue Runner Foods, Inc. Blue Runner Foods, Inc. currently cans many different items including: Cream Style Red Kidney Beans, New Orleans Red Beans, Creole Cream Style Navy Beans, New Orleans Navy Beans, Pinto Beans with Jalapenos, and Black Beans.