New Orleans Red Beans and Rice Monday Wash Day
1 bagsmall red beans
2 qtwater to cover
1 largeonion chopped
1 pkgkielbasa sasuage, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1bell pepper chopped
1 - 2 mediumcelery ribs diced
1-2 clovegarlic,smashed and minced
1/2 tspred pepper flakes
1 tsptabasco, or more when served
1-2 Tbspfresh parsley flakes. opt.
How to Make New Orleans Red Beans and Rice Monday Wash Day
- Rinse red beans and place in a large pot, add enough water to cover by one to two inches. cook on medium heat while preparing the rest of the ingredients.
- In hot skillet, put Kielbasa slices, onion, celery. bell peppers, cooking until sasuage is browned on each side. Add smashed garlic, but, do not brown. Put into pot of beans and add drippings from skillet. Add spices, salt, red pepper flakes and Tabasco. Cook with lid on pan, check to see if more water is needed. When done, take 1/2 to 1 cup of beans out of the pot and smash. Add back to pot and
stir until combined.Should be somewhat thickened. Serve over hot white Louisana rice. Sprinkle with parsely if preferred. Serve with French garlic bread.