Red Beans and Rice With Sausage

Red Beans and Rice With Sausage
Red Beans and Rice With Sausage

Red Beans and Rice With Sausage
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound dried red kidney beans
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1½ tsp oregano
  • 1½ tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 pound Andouille (or your favorite) sausage, sliced ½ inch thick
  • Grated cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Wash beans, place in a large pot and add water.
  2. Bring water and beans to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat, cover and boil for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and let sit for 1 hour. Do not drain.
  5. Add onions, celery, and bell pepper. Gently push them below the water.
  6. Cover pot. Bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer for 1½ hours.
  8. Combine spices, except bay leaves, in a small bowl.
  9. Sprinkle spices on top of beans, add bay leaves and sausage.
  10. Gently stir the pot - you don't want to break the beans.
  11. Cover and let simmer for 30 minutes. Simmer longer if the beans are not soft.
  12. Serve over rice with cheese on top.

I love red beans & rice. Mine turns out a bit on the spicy side. You may want to tone down the garlic and cayenne. Or not, it’s up to you!

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