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Red Beans and Rice (Shane's 40-Minute)

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 2 cn Red beans (black-eyed peas
  • -also work)
  • 1/2 lb Smoked sausage (the smokier
  • -the better)
  • 1 md To large onion; chopped
  • 1/2 Bell pepper; chopped (too
  • -much will make it bitter)
  • 2 Green onions (if you have
  • -them)
  • 1 Rib celery; chopped (if you
  • -have it)
  • 1 ts Minced garlic (I usually get
  • -it in the little jar)
  • Salt; pepper, red pepper,
  • -tabasco (or just Tony's if
  • -you have it)
  • Thyme and parsley (if you
  • -have them)
  • A little beer (if you're
  • -drinking one or have one
  • -handy)
  • A little vegetable oil
  • Uncooked rice


Rinse out the Red beans in their cans and fill the cans with water, set
aside. Chop up all that needs to be chopped up (including sausage) and get
out your trusty deep black iron skillet or pot. Put enough oil to wet the
bottom of the pot and start frying the sausage. After about a 1 min or so,
season the sausage really well with the salt and pepper (esp pepper). When
the sausage is about 1/2 done, stir in the onions, bell pepper, and celery.
Stir fry it all until the sausage is done and the vegetables are limp.
(push the sausage to the side of the skillet if it cooks too fast and focus
on the vegetables). Pour in the beans and water, and add about another can
of water (cover all the contents and leave burner at frying setting). Add
the garlic, a few shakes of tabasco, a little (about 2 tablespoons) beer, a
pinch of thyme, and about 1/4 cup parsley. While the mixture comes to a
boil, start the rice on another burner. Keep the Red beans at a raging
simmer, and stir often. When the rice is done, the beans should be about
done. Cook the beans down to the desired consistancy, and squash a few
beans on the bottom for a more paste like texture. Serve beans over rice
with a little more pepper sprinkled on top. Serves 3.

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