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Karen's Red Beans and Sausage Recipe

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Rona Watts
Added: Tuesday, July 31, 2007


2 lbs hickory smoked sausage
1 large green bell pepper, finely chopped
3 celery ribs, finely chopped
1 large onion finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 (15oz) cans red beans
1 (15oz) can tomato sauce
1 2/3 cups water
2 tbsp A-1 sauce**
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce**
1 tbsp hot sauce**

Cook sausage in dutch oven/large pot over medium high heat about 5 mins until brown. Remove sausage to drain on paper towels and reserve about 1 tbsp of grease in pan.
Saute pepper, celery, onion, and garlic in drippings about 5 minutes until tender
Stir in red beans and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes. Stir in sausage, simmer covered for an hour and a half (I dumped into my crock pot after I brought it to a boil and let it cook while we went to Sunday evening church).
Serve over hot white rice

** the items with (**) are my alterations. The original recipe called for 3 tbsp sweet pepper sauce, 1tbsp Worcestershire, 2 tsp hot sauce and it said they used "Picapeppa Sauce". I did a search and read about it and someone had said it was Jamaican A-1. One substitution I found said to substitute Worcestershire with a dash of hot sauce for Pickappa sauce. SO....I decided to put some A-1 with the Worcestershire and increace the hot sauce.




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