Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup dried red beans

  2. 6 ounces smoked turkey kielbasa, halved and cut into 1/4-inch slices

  3. 1 celery rib, chopped

  4. 1 small onion, chopped

  5. 1 small green pepper, chopped

  6. 2 teaspoons canola oil

  7. 2 garlic cloves, minced

  8. 3 cups water

  9. 2 bay leaves

  10. 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

  11. 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

  12. 2 cups hot cooked rice

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Sort beans and rinse with cold water. Place in a Dutch oven; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1-4 hours or until beans are softened. Drain and rinse beans, discarding liquid; set beans aside. In the same pan, saute the kielbasa, celery, onion and green pepper in oil until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add garlic; saute 2 minutes longer. Stir in the beans, water, bay leaves, thyme and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours or until beans are tender, stirring occasionally. Uncover and simmer 10-15 minutes longer or until beans reach desired consistency. Discard bay leaves. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.


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