Creole Red Beans And Rice

Course : Cajun
Serves: 8
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Ingredients:

2 cups red beans -- dried
6 cups water
1 teaspoon salt to taste
1 teaspoon black pepper to taste
1/4 cup bacon drippings
2 cups ham -- diced
2 cups salt pork
2 cups sausage -- smoked
1 cup onions -- chopped
2 cloves garlic -- minced
1/4 cup parsley -- chopped
4 cups rice -- hot cooked
 

Preparation / Directions:

1. Rinse beans; soak in water 30 minutes, then cook slowly until tender, about 2 hours (add boiling water as necessary). 2. Add salt and pepper to taste. 3. Heat bacon drippings in skillet; sauté ham, salt pork or sausage, then add onions and garlic, cooking until translucent. 4. Stir into cooked beans along with parsley. 5. Remove about 1 cup beans; mash or put through a sieve and stir into beans (this will thicken the juices). 6. Serve over hot rice.


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