Southern Style Red Beans and Sausage

Southern Style Red Beans And Sausage

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Judy Martin

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@hillcrestchurchcook

This is one of the recipes I use when I cook for my church members. It is not so spicy that the children can't eat and enjoy it. It is, however, very flavorful and can be made spicier by adding a little cayenne pepper.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    dark red kidney beans
  • 1 large
    sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/2 lb
    bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 2 clove
    garic, minced
  • 1 lb
    cajun style smoked sausage, sliced into bite sized pieces
  • 1 can(s)
    rotel tomatoes
  • 1 tsp
    sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • ·
    slap yo mama cajun seasoning to taste
  • ·
    black pepper to taste

How to Make Southern Style Red Beans and Sausage

Step-by-Step

  1. Soak kidney beans overnight in cold water. In the morning, drain and wash beans. Set aside.
  2. In a 5 qt. Dutch oven, cook bacon pieces, chopped onion, and garlic until onion is translucent. Add beans and cover with cold water. Add the 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to prevent gas. Slowly bring to boil. Boil until beans begin to soften. Add the rotel tomatoes and a teaspoon of Slap you Mama Cajun Seasoning. Continue simmering, covered, until the beans get soft. Once the beans are tender remove lid and simmer until some of the water evaporates. This is going to allow bean juice to thicken. Stir occasionally and add water as needed to prevent beans from sticking. Taste for salt and for tenderness. Now is the time to add more Slap Yo Mama and garlic powder if it is needed. Add the teaspoon of sugar and a good sprinkle of black pepper. Continue to stir and simmer as the beans continue to soften and the juice is thickening.
  3. While beans are simmering, slice the pound of smoked sausage into bite sized pieces and spread in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 12 min. to cook grease out of sausage. When they are lightly browned, lift off cookie sheet with slotted spoon and put into beans. Discard grease/fat. Stir and continue to simmer until beans are tender and juice is thick. For spicier beans, add a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.
  4. Serve over white, fluffy rice. Serve with Louisiana Hot Sauce,and thick slices of sweet onion, if desired.

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About Southern Style Red Beans and Sausage

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes Pork
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Hashtags: #rice #sausage #beans



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