RED BEANS AND RICE

April Alvarez

By
@peaches58

my husband is a beans and rice lover, but like I've said before he is Cuban!!


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Ingredients

1 lb
dried red beans
1 1/2 lb
smoked sausage cut into chunks, i fry mine in a little bit of bacon grease
1
ham hock or ham bone
1 clove
fresh garlic,chopped
1 c
onion chopped
1 tsp
dried thyme
1 tsp
freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp
sage
1/8 tsp
cayenne pepper
salt to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Soak beans overnight in cold water. Drain and put the beans in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add fresh water to cover, along with the sausage and ham, onion, garlic, thyme, pepper, sage, and cayenne. Bring to boil over medium high heat.
2
Reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer until beans are tender, adding more water if necessary to keep them from drying out. This will take 2 to 3 hours. Add salt to taste.
3
Discard ham bones. Remove about 1/4 cup of beans from mixture and mash; return to Dutch oven and stir. Simmer 15 more minutes.
4
FOR RICE FOR SIX:

3 CUPS WHITE RICE
SALT TO TASTE

PUT RICE IN POT COVER WITH WATER JUST UNTIL WATER IS ABOUT A 1/2 INCH HIGHER THEN RICE. BRING TO BOIL STIR. BUT IT ON SIMMER WITH LID AND DON'T TOUCH OR LIFT LID FOR 20 MINUTES.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork