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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Great Recipe!

I have been looking for a great Red Beans and Rice Recipe, homemade that is. I have tried a few, and they have just been OK. Well, I have found it. So if you like Red Beans and Rice, not out of the Box, but truly homemade, here it is:

1 Bag of dried Red Beans soaked overnight *8 Cups of Chicken stock ( I used one can plus the remaining was homemade that I had frozen) *Saute 1 chopped onion with 2 slices of thick sliced bacon*Add 1 tsp. chopped garlic and saute a minute longer*add 1/2 cup of stock to loosen pan drippings*In large pot add: stock, rinsed beans, onion & drippings, pinch of red pepper, 3 bay leaves, 2Tbsp. parsley. To this mixture I added ham that I had put in the freezer. It was actually the end part of a spiral sliced ham that was large chunks. Bring to a boil, reduce to med-low heat and cook for 2 hours uncovered.*Take 1/4 cup of beans and mash then add back to mixture. I added sliced Butterball Smoked turkey sausage also, and put in the crockpot on warm until served. If too thick add more broth. Serve over rice with cornbread. I want to be sure to give credit to Southerner over at Southern Seven this is my adaptation of her recipe. Trust me if you like Red Beans and Rice I don't think you will be disappointed. Jackie

3 comments:

Darlene said...

That sounds wonderfully delish!! I LOVE red beans and rice in the winter with some cornbread....oooo my mouth is watering now.....

Mrs. Trixi said...

We love red beans and rice around here. I can't wait to try this one.

Pajama Mama said...

Red beans and rice are a staple for me! Love it with some sharp cheddar melting on top-yummy!