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Red Beans and Rice Recipe

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This recipe for Red Beans and Rice, by , is from Mary (Grandmom) Langford's Southern Cooking, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Mary Langford
Added: Sunday, November 18, 2007


1 lb dried red kidney beans
2 qts cold water
1 meaty ham bone or thck slice of ham cut into cubes.
1 bunch scallions including green tops
1 green pepper
2 stalks celery
1/2 lb hot sausage sliced thick
3 medium onions
lg pinch of ground thyme
4 bay leaves
cayenne pepper or tabasco sauce
white rice (not instant)

1.Rinse kidney beans twice. Discard any that look bad. Put beans in big pot.
2.Add water, ham and sausage. Sit uncovered on burner at medium heat. While beans are soaking and warming chop and add scallions, green pepper, celery and onion. Add thyme and bay leaves.
3.When mixture boils, reduce hear and cover. Stir every 20-30 minutes for 3hrs. With wooden spoon mahs about 1/4 of the beans against side of pot. If they don't mash easily try again after 1/2hr move cooking. 40 minutes after mashing taste and season with cayenne or tabasco. Cook 1/2 hr while cooking rice. Ladle over rice and serve




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