Best of Brenda's Brunch Pack for 4

A lil’ bit of everyone’s favorites from Brenda’s! Start off with some freshly baked cream biscuits with spiced strawberry jam. Then enjoy a bowl or two of smoky red beans with andouille sausage or rich chicken, andouille sausage & okra gumbo with steamed rice. Finish it all off with your choice of stuffed Ghirardelli chocolate or Granny Smith apple beignets.

Brenda Buenviaje grew up in the small town of Harvey, Louisiana, just across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. In 2007 she brought her unique brand of Creole cuisine to San Francisco, where it was an immediate hit. Crowds flock to Brenda’s French Soul Food, lining up for hours to get a taste of her soul-satisfying comfort food.

Please Note: Beignets are uncooked and require frying
Please Note: Biscuits are uncooked and require baking

More Details

This package serves 4 people and includes:

  • 1 bag Red Beans & Andouile Sausage (32 oz.)
  • 1 bag Chicken & Andouille Sausage Gumbo (32 oz.)
  • 1 container Par-Boiled Rice (8 oz.)
  • 6 Ready-to-Bake Cream Biscuits
  • 1 container Spiced Strawberry Jam (8 oz.)
  • 6 Ready-to-Fry Beignets, your choice
  • Powdered Sugar Mix
  • Complimentary Sugar Sifter
  • Beignets are uncooked and require frying
  • Biscuits are uncooked and require baking
  • After baking, each biscuit is approximately 4"x 4"x 3"
  • After frying, each beignet is approximately 4″ × 4″

Entrees

  • Red Beans & Andouile Sausage – Spicy, smoky stewed Red Beans & Andouille Sausage is Southern Comfort Food for the Soul! Slowly simmered with plenty of spices and the Holy Trinity of onions, celery, and bell peppers!
  • Chicken & Andouille Sausage Gumbo – Deep, dark, rich, meaty and satisfying, this House Recipe Gumbo is chockful of chicken, andouille pork sausage, okra, and spices!

Ingredients

Chicken & Andouille Sausage Gumbo – Andouille Sausage, Chicken, Onion, Celery, Garlic, Bell Pepper, Flour, Lard, Okra, Salt, Black Pepper, Cayenne, Chicken Stock, Bay Leaves, Thyme

Red Beans & Andouille Sausage – Bacon, Onion, Celery, Garlic, Bell Pepper, Kidney Beans, Brown Sugar, Liquid Smoke, Salt, Black Pepper, Cayenne, Chicken Stock, Bay Leaves, Thyme

Ghirardelli Chocolate Beignets – Yeast, Granulated Sugar, Salt, Eggs, Milk, Flour, Crisco, Chocolate Chips

Granny Smith Apple Beignets – Yeast, Granulated Sugar, Salt, Eggs, Milk, Flour, Crisco, Apples, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, Brown Sugar, Lemon Juice

Biscuits – Flour, Salt, Baking Powder, Sugar, Butter, Cream

Strawberry Jam – Strawberries, Sugar, Salt, Cinnamon, Cornstarch

Instructions / Storage

  • This Dinner Pack ships frozen with ice packs
  • Ice packs may thaw in transit
  • Upon arrival freeze or refrigerate
  • Gumbo, Rice, & Red Beans be stored in the fridge for 4 days or frozen for 3 weeks
  • If not frying immediately store beignets & biscuits in the freezer for 3 weeks
  • Defrosted beignets are good in the fridge for 1 day
  • Defrosted biscuits are good in the fridge for 3 days
  • Jam may be kept refrigerated for up to 1 week – Do Not Freeze
  • If frozen, thaw biscuits in the fridge overnight before preparing
  • If frozen, thaw beignets in the fridge before preparing

To Serve

Rice

  • Place par-boiled rice into a small saucepan with a lid
  • Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil
  • Lower the flame to a simmer and place lid on pot
  • Steam for 20 minutes

Chicken & Andouille Sausage Gumbo

  • Pour gumbo into medium saucepan and heat over a medium flame
  • Stir occasionally to make sure the gumbo does not scorch to the bottom of the pan
  • Once heated through, serve with steamed white rice and (optional) sliced scallions.

Red Beans & Andouille Sausage

  • Pour beans into medium saucepan and heat over a medium flame
  • Stir occasionally to make sure the beans do not scorch to the bottom of the pan
  • Once heated through, serve with steamed white rice and (optional) sliced scallions.

Beignets

  • Allow Beignets to thaw in the fridge
  • Remove thawed beignets from refrigerator and packaging and place on a parchment paper-lined sheet pan
  • Let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes
  • Meanwhile, heat oil to 325 in a countertop deep fryer or dutch oven on the stove
  • Oil should be at least 4" deep
  • Fry a few beignets at a time making sure not to crowd them
  • Fry for 4 minutes then flip them over and continue frying for another 4 minutes
  • Remove from the fryer to a draining rack and liberally dust doughnuts with plenty of powdered sugar mix with the complimentary sugar sifter
  • Best enjoyed hot!

Biscuits

  • Allow Biscuits to thaw in the fridge overnight
  • Preheat oven to 500
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and coat with cooking oil spray
  • Place biscuits on pan spacing about 1” apart
  • Bake for exactly 5 minutes
  • Lower oven to 300* and rotate baking sheet 180
  • Bake for approximately 17 to 22 more minutes until cooked throughout
  • Serve with jam and enjoy!
Download Storage and Prep Instructions

Shipping Details

  • Brenda’s French Soul Food ships Monday-Thursday of each week
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
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REVIEWS

On-time delivery, along with timely arrival notices, were a big first-step to making me a loyal follower. The deciding factor was exquisite taste - especially the immense butterball biscuits that made every bite of red beans and rice a tasty sensation.
Cynthia M. - San Carlos, CA
10/01/20
Oh, that restaurant is amazing! I will definitely reorder from them. I can only eat so much so it will have to wait. The strawberry jam was surprisingly unique. I can’t wait to order a new dish!
Jennifer C. - Albion, ME
09/01/20
Everything from packaging delivery and quality of the foods. It was well packaged,ice packs were still frozen.
SHA R. - Visalia, CA
10/08/20
Everything tasted just like it world in the restaurant. You could tell they worked hard to provide a quality, tasty and experienced product.
Amanda B. - Spokane, WA
08/31/20
Great food, easy to prepare. I love Brendas food.
Emily T. - Chicago, IL
08/11/20
Goldbelly site is excellent! Easy to find what you might be shopping for and the pictures are beyond excellent!
Lee K. - Pleasant Hill, CA
03/25/21
Nothing went wrong. Schedule was one day later than planned, but it was a surprise, so it didn’t matter to us this time. Packaging was sound. Quantity was good. Recipient was happy.
Catherine Y. - Gillespie, IL
02/27/21
Everything was great! Got there on time, was delightfully presented and warmed up perfectly! Perfect as a wedding anniversary present!
Chris A. - San Bruno, CA
02/26/21
Food was fabulous!! Made us feel like we were traveling without being able to travel :) this food made our Mardi Gras special. Thanks!
Meridith A. - Gilbert, AZ
02/22/21
The delivery was on time; actually earlier than expected. Packaged perfectly to keep food frozen. I would most definitely order food from them again! And it was so tasty!! Like homemade!!! Delicious!!
Dionne L. - Fremont, CA
01/09/21
The entire process of ordering and shipping of gifts went great! In spite of public notices from various shippers about possible delays due to high volume of packages at Christmas time, I was very impressed by a notice that the order was shipped on a Tuesday afternoon and arrived 3000 miles away less than 24 hours later.
Yolanda B. - Hanover, NH
01/01/21
Delivered on time and beignets were delicious and from a bakery that the receivers used to frequent so they we really excited to see they were still in business.
Toria E. - New York, NY
12/30/20
I've ordered several different foods from different restaurants on Gold Belly and each one has been delicious and on time. I have already recommended them to several people and gave a gift certificate to family.
Karen H. - Fairfield, CA
12/23/20
Came still cold and the packing cold bag did a fantastic job. Easy to fix and I loved that everything was included.
Jacqueline E. - Fort Worth, TX
05/11/21
Red beans and rice were great. The biscuits were amazing, literally melt-in-your-mouth. The gumbo had a really good flavor. The strainer was nice but I didn't use it, I had my own. The addition of beads was appreciated.
Jill K. - Keokuk, IA
04/19/21
Have always wanted to try shrimp and grits at home. Perfect. Great instruction on how to make
Judy H. - Sun City, AZ
02/25/21