red beans and rice

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Donald Cole
from New Orleans, LA

if you want a little more meat try adding baked ham chunks but be careful not to add to much it will take away from the red beans.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 4-6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For red beans and rice

  • 8 oz
    smoked turkey sausage, sliced
  • 1 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 c
    chopped green peppers
  • 1 1/2 c
    sliced celery
  • 1/2 c
    sliced green onions and tops
  • 1/2
    jalapeno chili
  • 2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp
    dried marjoram leaves
  • 30 oz
    any red colored beans, drained and rinsed
  • 14 1/2 oz
    fat-free chicken broth
  • 4 dash
    red pepper sauce
  • 1 tsp
    salt,cayenne and black pepper to taste
  • 4 c
    cooked rice, warm
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How To Make red beans and rice

  • 1
    cook sausage in a large saucepan over medium heat until well browned. drain excess fat. add onions, green peppers, celery, green onions, jalapeno chili and garlic to pan; saute until vegetables begin to brown, about 5 minutes. stir in herbs let cook a few minutes more.
  • 2
    add beans to saucepan; mash some of the beans maybe like a quarter with potato masher. add broth and heat to a boil. reduce heat to a simmer, uncovered, until vegetables are tender and broth is thick, about 20 minutes. discard bay leaves; season to taste with salt, red pepper sauce,cayenne and black pepper.
  • 3
    serve over warm rice.

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