Homemade Red Beans

Homemade Red Beans

Homemade Red Beans
Think you've bean there, done that? Not so fast. You'll be a ragin' Cajun with these homemade red beans that are a taste of New Orleans. Just add hot sauce for an extra kick.
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Ingredients
1 lb. dry red beans
2 qt. water
1 1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
4 bay leaves
1 cup green peppers, chopped
3 Tbsp. garlic, chopped
3 Tbsp. parsley, chopped
2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper

Methods/steps
Pick through beans to remove bad ones. Rinse beans rinse thoroughly. In large pot, combine beans, water, onion, celery, and bay leaves. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover, and cook over low heat for about 1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender. Stir. Mash beans against side of pan. Add green pepper, garlic, parsley, thyme, salt, and black pepper. Cook uncovered over low heat until creamy, about 30 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Serve with hot cooked brown rice, if desired.

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