What better way to celebrate Fat Tuesday than with a good ole' Cajun recipe. I just so happen to make some pretty dang good Red, Beans and Rice and the recipe is too simple for it's own good! This recipe comes from my sister's precious Mother-in-Law, Susan! I, of course, have tweaked it a little bit bc at our house, the more spice, the better!
Red, Beans & Rice
1 Onion (chopped)
1 Bell Pepper (chopped)
1 Package of Link Sausage (I use Country Pleasin'... But I'm not sure they sell that outside of MS)
3 Cans of Kidney Beans (2 Dark, 1 Light)
1/2 Cup of Flour
Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning
Sautee' the onion and bell pepper.
Slice the sausage into bite size peices (or whatever size peices you'd like to have).
Add the sausage in to brown for a minute or two, once the onion and bell pepper are sauteed.
(This is usually when I add some salt, pepper and creole seasoning.. and hot sauce, if you'd like)
Drain beans and Add.
Stir all together and just cover with water.
Bring to a boil.
Stir flour in a little at a time.
Let cook for as long as you want. I usually at least let mine sit 30 minutes or so, but the longer it sits, the better flavor it has.
Serve over rice and with a big ole piece of garlic bread! And don't forget to add some hot sauce!
And you can't forget your HUGE A$$ BEER.... O wait.. this is real life... We are not in New Orleans. Just a regular ole' beer will do!!
You can also top with shredded cheese, chopped raw onions, jalapenos, tomatoes... you know whatever you want!!
~Add as much or as little seasonings/hot sauce as you want.
~Add more flour if the sauce is not quite thick enough for your liking.
~The flour will clump up a bit when first added. Just keep stirring.
~I usually make this in bulk, so I add another link of sausage and a few more cans of beans. You really can't do it wrong.
~Also, I usually do 1 original sausage and 1 with some kick to it!
|Sausage that I use|
As they say down in Nawlins'