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Treebeard's Red Beans and Rice Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Susie Cone

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb. dried light red kidney beans
2 quarts water
2 medium onions, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
large green bell pepper, chopped
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. garlic powder
tsp. cayenne pepper
2 bay leaves
1 lb. smoked sausage, cut into inch slices
shredded cheddar cheese to serve
chopped green onions to serve

Directions:
Directions:
Wash beans under cold water. Place in heavy 5 quart pot. Cover beans completely with water and about 2 inches more. Cover and let soak overnight. Drain and Rinse beans again to start and then add 2 quarts water, add chopped onions, celery and bell peppers to beans. With spoon gently push veggies below water line. Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 hours.
In a small bowl, mix all spices except bay leaves. Sprinkle on top of beans. Add bay leaves. Add sausage to pot and very gently stir spices and sausage into beans; do not stir more than necessary. Cover and let simmer at least 1 hour more or until beans are completely soft.
Serve over hot rice or cornbread, with shredded cheddar cheese and plenty of chopped green onions if desired. Also a dash of hot sauce if you want the true Louisiana Red Beans experience!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Growing up in Mississippi and Louisiana, this was a staple in our household. As soon as the weather got cold this was our first meal of the season, delicious over homemade cornbread too!
**can easily be cooked in a crockpot, just add it all to the pot and cook on high for 4-6 hours. Add more water or beef stock if it needs it. Also, brown your chopped sausage in a pan before adding to crockpot, gives it a better flavor. I like to add my onions, bell peppers and celery too with a little olive oil and the brown bits from the sausage. Makes for a richer better tasting beans. Enjoy!

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