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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.

Recipe by Southern Living May 2007

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Credit: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Rose Nguyen

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Source

Published by the Junior League of Lafayette, LA

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