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Red Beans and Rice

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1 lb red beans or kidney beans
1 lg ham hock from leftover ham or sausage
2 Tbsp margarine or ham fat
1 lg onion, finely chopped
1-2 ea clove garlic, finely minced
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp red pepper
1 piece (small) bay leaf
2 ea large ripe tomatoes or canned whole tomatoes


Pick and wash red beans.

In a large sauce pan boil 1-1/2 quarts water, drop in the beans; boil 1 minute.  Set aside until they cool.

Cook onion in fat until tender.  Add to beans, with garlic, ham hock, tomatoes, bay leaf, salt and pepper.  Cook over high heat, then reduce to simmer until tender; about 1-1/2 to 3 hours.

Takeout ham hock, cut meat away from bone and add to pot of beans.  Add oregano.

Serve in soup plates over rice.  Chopped scallions over this is delicious.


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09/09/2011 - Posted by | Vegetables

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