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Red Beans & Rice Recipe {Video}

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One of my absolute favorite things to cook is Red Beans & Rice. My inner cajun comes out as I blast some blue grass tunes and prep my pot for hours of lovely smells cooking through the house. It’s always a huge hit with our dinner guests and I thought I’d share the recipe here with you.

Ingredients

  • 16. oz Red Beans, soaked
  • 1 tablespoon of bacon grease {can substitute canola or olive oil if you prefer}
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 pound of andouille sausage, cubed
  • 1/2 cup of parsley, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme or 1 sprig fresh
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • Cayenne, salt & black pepper for taste
  • 2 smoked ham hocks
  • 8 cups of chicken broth or water
  • 4 green onions {green parts chopped, white can be saved for another use}
  • 6 cups of cooked rice

Recipe {Serves 6}

  • After cleaning and sorting, soak your beans in water overnight.
  • In a large pot on medium heat, saut√© the onion, celery and bell pepper in bacon grease for 10 minutes. Add the garlic and sausage to the pot and cook for two minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot except for the green onions.
  • Turn up the heat to high and bring to a boil. Let it boil for 20 minutes and then turn the heat to low, cover the pot, and let it simmer for 40 minutes.
  • After 40 minutes, take off the lid, stir the pot and continue to let it simmer for two hours. You might check back on it every once in a while to make sure there’s still enough liquid in the pot.
  • At the this time, test your beans – they should be soft, but if not, continue to cook on low until they are.
  • When the beans are ready, with a wooden spoon smash a few of them against the side of the pot – this will make your beans extra creamy.
  • Pour the beans over rise and garnish with green onions. A few shakes of some Louisiana hot sauce such a Tabasco or Crystal is a good addition as well.
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