Authentic New Orleans Red Beans and Rice

Authentic New Orleans Red Beans and Rice

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"Just like mom makes. I recommend cooking the day before you want to eat it. It is a time-consuming recipe and the taste gets even better after 24 hours in the refrigerator. For extra spice, add a splash of hot sauce."

Ingredients

5 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 465 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 465 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 20.5 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.1g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 25.9 g
  • 52%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 861 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt shortening in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, garlic, and bell pepper in hot shortening until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Combine water, red beans, and ham hock in a large pot; bring to a boil. Stir onion mixture into the water; add smoked sausage and celery to the boiling water; return to a boil. Stir bay leaves, Creole seasoning, thyme, and sage into the boiling water. Reduce heat to low, place a cover on the pot, and simmer until the beans are tender, about 5 hours.
  3. Remove and discard ham hock and bay leaves; stir in hot pepper sauce and serve over white rice.
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Not sure if I can review my own recipe....it is OK to cut the cooking time to 3.5 or 4 hours as someone else suggested. Also, if you can find authentic tasso (can be ordered on the internet if ...

I loved this dish! Made as written except for the ham hock and sausage. I had a very meaty smoked ham bone in the freezer so I threw that in the bean pot. A bowl of coleslaw and a skillet of cor...

Very tasty! I used the Creole Seasoning Blend for the spices.