Popeye's Red Beans and Rice II

Total Time
40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

THIS IS NOT THE RECIPE FROM TODD WILBUR!!!! This recipe was found on cajun cooking and then I made changes to it myself. I'm still a southerner at heart so usually make my own recipe of red beans and rice, but every now and then I crave Popeye's. This recipe is not health conscious.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Melt pork fat. Combine 1/4 cup pork fat with one 15-ounce can red beans plus liquid in a medium saucepan. Add 1/2 cup water, brown sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Use a potato masher to smash beans into a paste-like consistency. Add entire contents of remaining can of beans to the mixture and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  2. Prepare rice for 4 servings. For Uncle Ben's converted rice you bring 2 1/4 cups water to a boil. Add 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add 1 cup of rice, reduce heat to low and simmer rice for 20 minutes or until tender.
  3. To prepare each serving scoop 1 cup of beans into a bowl. Add 1 cup of rice on top of the beans and serve.
  4. ****If you can't find pork lard -- Buy 2 pounds of smoked ham hocks and render the fat from the smoked ham hocks. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place the ham hocks in a deep pan. Cover pan with foil and bake for 4 to 5 hours or until 1/4 cup of fat has rendered from the hocks.
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This very well could have been spot on had I followed the recipe perfectly. I only had dried red beans, so I cooked the whole bag and seasoned only with the ingredients in the recipe. I used bacon fat and then poured the needed water into the pan I used to cook the bacon to deglaze it. Then I poured that water in with the cooked beans. The flavor was good, the best red beans and rice I've ever made, but I think it would have been perfect if I'd had the exact amount of beans.

Spot On!!! It doesn't get any easier or YUMMIER!!! Love it! Thanx for sharing!!!