My Red Beans and Rice

This is the creamy red beans and rice everyone asks me to make.



Step: 1

Place red beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight. Drain.

Step: 2

Heat a skillet over medium heat; cook sausage until cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer sausage to a work surface and slice.

Step: 3

Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onions, bell pepper, celery, and bay leaves until softened, about 5 minutes. Add sausage, ham, and 1/2 of the Creole seasoning; saute over medium-high heat until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Stir drained beans into sausage mixture.

Step: 4

Mix chicken broth, garlic, and remaining Creole seasoning into bean mixture; cover skillet and simmer on low for 3 hours.

Step: 5

Stir tomato sauce, vinegar, and 1/2 of the green onions into bean mixture, slightly smashing beans with a potato masher. Simmer, uncovered, until thickened and beans are tender, about 30 minutes more. Mix remaining green onions and parsley into beans and serve over cooked rice.


Per Serving: 508 calories; protein 26.8g; carbohydrates 80.5g; fat 9.3g; cholesterol 27.4mg; sodium 2123.8mg.

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