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RED BEANS AND RICE Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lori Knotts
Added: Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 ham bone if available
1 pound of dried red beans, washed
Approx 11-12 cups of water
2 teaspoons garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons oil
1/2 pound ham, cubed
1/4 pound hot sausage, sliced ( I use Conecuh)
1/2 pound smoked sausage, sliced
2 bay leaves
salt to taste
course ground pepper to taste
3 Tablesppons oil


Directions:
Directions:
Refrigerate beans soaked in water overnight.
In a large pot or Dutch oven place ham bone, water, garlic, salt, Tabasco, Worcestershire, and beans. Cook, uncovered, over low flame. Saute' clery, onions, and garlic in oil until transparent. In another pan saute' ham and sausage, drain. I like to saute' separately. add cooked meats and seasoning to beans. Add bay leaves, salt, and pepper and continue to cook over low flame until beans are soft and crearmy. Approx. 2 1/2 hours. Turn off and leave on stove for several hours and gravy will continue to thicken.Remove Bay leaves. Serve over rice.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
4 - 5 hours total.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I like to double this recipe. It freezes well.

 

 

 

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