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Authentic, No Shortcuts, Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Authentic, No Shortcuts, Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Description

This is my take on a Louisiana classic. No shortcuts! Put everything into the slow cooker in the morning and you will have your meal ready in the late afternoon or evening, whenever you are ready. This recipe will feed a lot of people.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried red beans, soaked overnight
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 pound andouille sausage, sliced into rounds
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped (Optional)
  • 8 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning, or to taste
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 ham hock
  • 4 cups cooked rice

Instructions


  1. Place the beans and water into a slow cooker. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the sausage in the skillet; remove from the skillet with a slotted spoon and transfer to the slow cooker. Reserve drippings. Add onion, green pepper, jalapeno pepper and garlic to the drippings; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer everything from the skillet to the slow cooker.
  2. Season the mixture with pepper and Creole seasoning. Add the fresh basil leaves and ham hock. Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours, or until beans are tender. If the bean mixture seems too watery, take the lid off the slow cooker and set heat to High to cook until they reach a creamy texture.

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Nutritional Information

Authentic, No Shortcuts, Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories: 556.1
% Daily Value *
protein: 54 %
carbohydrates: 20 %
dietary fiber: 61 %
sugars:
fat: 34 %
saturated fat: 38 %
cholesterol: 17 %
vitamin a iu: 3 %
niacin equivalents: 78 %
vitamin b6: 37 %
vitamin c: 30 %
folate: 69 %
calcium: 12 %
iron: 36 %
magnesium: 39 %
potassium: 30 %
sodium: 25 %
thiamin: 84 %
calories from fat:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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