Cooking red beans and rice on wash day Mondays is an old Louisiana custom. Families would simmer a pot of beans all day while they did laundry. For an extra kick, try using spicy sausage.
Makes 6 servings
1. Cook sausage in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat about 5 minutes, stirring until sausage is brown. Remove sausage, and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 Tbsp. drippings in Dutch oven. Sauté bell peppers and next 3 ingredients in hot drippings 5 minutes or until tender.
2. Stir in red beans and next 5 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in sausage. Simmer, covered, 1 1/2 hours.
3. Prepare rice according to package directions. Serve Red Beans and Sausage over hot cooked rice.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Bush's Red Beans and Pickapeppa Sauce for sweet pepper sauce.