Easy Red Beans and Rice

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Lillian Russo

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@Lilliancooks

This is a recipe I tried and loved! Its from a foodie named Mrs Potatohead...cute name, right! Its so easy to make and very flavorful. Goes great with some good bread to soak up the juices! This is not a thick gravy, so you may want to add cornstarch, if you like it that way. I added my photo.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    canned red beans
  • 5 c
    water
  • 1 lb
    smoked pork shank-i used butt portion
  • 1 large
    onion-chopped
  • 1
    red bell pepper-chopped
  • 2 large
    cloves of garlic-chopped
  • 1 tsp
    liquid smoke flavoring
  • 1/4 c
    butter
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste
  • ·
    cooked rice

How to Make Easy Red Beans and Rice

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large pot, saute onion, bell pepper, smoked pork, and garlic in a little olive oil, til onions are tender.
  2. Add beans and water. Cook on low heat for about 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Remove ham; allow to cool. Remove meat from bones and return meat to bean mixture. Add salt, pepper, liquid smoke and butter; heat through. If you want a thicker gravy, make a cornstarch and cold water slurry and add it to the pot. Stir til thickened.
  4. Serve over cooked rice with bread for dunking!

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About Easy Red Beans and Rice

Course/Dish: Pork
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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