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

Step-By-Step

1Soak 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.

2Reduce 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.

3Discard ham bones. Remove about 1/4 cup of beans from mixture and mash; return to Dutch oven and stir. Simmer 15 more minutes.

4FOR 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