Saturday, February 18, 2012

Red Beans and Rice

Okay, I have to admit here I really do not like beans. I try to but I just can't do it. So I am not sure if it is me or if something is just missing in this recipe.
1 pound dry kidney beans
1/4 cup olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
4 tablespoons minced garlic
2 stalks celery, chopped
5 cups water
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried parsley
2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce
1 pound andouille sausage, sliced

Rinse beans, and then soak in a large pot of water overnight.
In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, bell pepper, garlic, and celery in olive oil for 3 to 4 minutes.
Rinse beans, and transfer to a large pot with 6 cups water. Stir cooked vegetables into beans. Season with bay leaves, cayenne pepper, thyme, sage, parsley, and Cajun seasoning and Tabasco . Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 2 1/2 hours.
Stir sausage into beans, and continue to simmer for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the rice.




1 comment:

The Japanese Redneck said...

We are having RB and Rice for supper