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Red Beans and Rice

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cup red kidney beans
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 5 clove garlic chopped
  • 2 double smoked sausage links chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Creole Seasoning Joe's Stuff
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Brown rice
  • 1/4 cup green onion chopped.

Instructions

  1. Rinse the red kidney beans and then let them soak over night.
  2. Put a large pot on the stove and heat 3 tbsp of olive oil. Add in the chopped onion, celery, garlic and smoked sausage and let everything sauté while stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the beans and sauté everything for 5 more minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the chicken stock next, the Creole seasoning and a bay leaf and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce to a simmer for 3 hours until the beans become creamy. Add a little more stock to the pot as needed to make sure the pot doesn't dry up.
  6. Serve with brown rice and garnish with chopped green onions. Add hot sauce if you wish!

Recipe Notes

If you try canned kidney beans instead of the soaked beans, watch your pot while you are simmering as the beans may take less than 3 hours to cream.
I used Joe's Stuff for my Creole seasoning.
Make this vegetarian by opting out on the sausage and use vegetable broth instead.