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I had to quickly think of something for dinner yesterday because I knew I was having a busy day. This recipe fit the situation great. I did however change things up, and no disrespect to the recipe :( but I just went with what I had on hand. I used some pigs tails that I had in the freezer that need to be used (I'm Portuguese so pigs tails aren't gross to us LOL) For the smoked sausage I used Portuguese Bacon cut into 1/2 in pieces. Also being that I decided to make this the same day, I used 4 cans of red kidney beans (I was having company over so used 4 cans) I up's the chicken broth, but couldn't tell ya by how much cuz I just poured it in. In all this was excellent. I didn't serve it over rice, being Portuguese we love our bread ;) Thank you for the recipe and I will make it again one of these days the way the recipe is written :) Made by member of "Cooks With Dirty Faces" for ZWT5 Zingo
My family loved this one. I used canned chipotle - one whole pepper and about a tablespoon of the adobo sauce, a ham steak instead of the ham hock and mixed in about 4 cups of rice. This one's a keeper!
The smell of the andouille sausage while it cooks is reward enough for making this recipe! Add to this the convenience of using your crock pot, and this recipe is a slice of heaven. While chopping the green bell pepper and onion, I almost added celery to complete the Cajun trinity, but I usually don't put celery in my red beans and rice, so didn't with this recipe either. I didn't have a ham hock, but I diced up some ham and threw in half a slice of bacon to season the beans. I used popcorn rice, brought back from New Orleans because I really love the special taste with red beans and rice. I used a little cajun seasoning, but no salt. I felt the salt from the andouille sausage would be enough. I used half the amount of corn flour suggested, as I like my red beans and rice a little soupy...I like the rice to absorb the yummy flavor. I cooked my andouille in a skillet to get rid of the grease, but instead of serving on top of the beans, I added them to the crockpot while the rice cooked so the beans could take on some of the flavor of the sausage. I did add some hot sauce sprinkled over the top when serving. Served this with Zydeco Salad 367912 featuring Central Grocery''s Olive Salad and a nice big piece of crusty french bread. Delish! Made for ZWT5 for the Saucy Senoritas.
Very good and tasty red bean recipe. Thanks for the great directions. I followed them exactly except I did as others had suggested and mashed a few of the beans and added them back to thicken up the juice. These beans had a great flavor with all the onions, garlic cloves, and spices. Thanks for sharing your family recipe. Made for ZWT5.
Especially for such humble-looking fare, this is amazingly good! Because of a mixup on what should be done before and after cooking, we left out most of the salt, and didn't miss it; the garlic salt, chipotle cube, and hot sauce gave it flavor aplenty, without being unreasonably hot. Very satisfying; you can see why it's a regional tradition. Made for Zaar World Tour 5.
This was amazing!!! i vegan-ized it hope u dont mind. Cooked on low for about 11 hours.
I'm from New Orleans and I can vouch that this dish is authentic and delicious, as well as easy! Since we're watching our weight, I didn't add in the butter, used smoked turkey sausage instead, and didn't use the garlic salt and it still came out great! I did do it exactly like the recipe for our friends with butter and spicy smoked sausage and they all raved about it! Thanks for a great recipe, highly recommended!
Have tried several red beans & rice recipes - made yours tonight... best red beans to ever come out of my kitchen, by far. Thank you for sharing!
I've never been a big fan of red beans & rice, so I can't say that I'm an expert, but I liked this dish! It was flavorful and fairly easy to make. Thanks!
Today,was my DH birthday,and as usual he wanted red beans and rice for dinner. I nevered cared much for it,or at least didnt with the old recipe I was using. But I would make it for him..Today I made this crockpot version and it was really good..I did boil water on the stove to cover beans in crock.Took 3 1/2 hour on high for beans to tender...I used Mrs dash southwestern chipotle omitted ham hock. I fried up some johnsonville New Orleans style smoked sausage..My DH was very pleased said he likes this recipe much better .Nice and spicy...Froze 4 meals of red beans..This is the recipe I will be using from now on..Thank U for posting.....