Sunday, October 25, 2015

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice
by, Gina Meyers
An easy and hearty meal perfect for the wintertime.

1 pound of dried red beans, rinsed and drained

8 cups of water

1 ham bone

2 pounds of smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces

3 cloves of garlic, pressed

1 ½ cups of chopped yellow onion

¾ cup of chopped green onions

1 ½ cups of chopped celery

2/3 cup of chopped bell pepper

1 bay leaf

1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce

¼ teaspoon of Tabasco sauce

1 Tablespoon of minced fresh parsley                           

1 ½ teaspoons of salt

3 cups of steamed rice


Directions: Combine beans, water, and ham bone in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for forty minutes Add sausage and cover Cook for sixty minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and next 5 ingredients Cover and cook 1 hour 30 minutes or until beans are soft. Add Worcestershire sauce and next five ingredients. Simmer for five minutes. Remove bay leaf. Serve over rice. Yields 6 servings.