Smoky Red Beans and Rice

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Smoky Red Beans and Rice

  • 1 pound dried small red beans

    4 strips Bar-S Thick Sliced Bacon

    ½ yellow onion, chopped

    ½ green bell pepper, chopped

    1 pound J.C. Potter Hot Sausage

    ½ teaspoon Head Country All-Purpose Championship Seasoning

    2 garlic cloves, minced

    1 package J.C. Potter Cured Salt Pork

    Salt and pepper, to taste

    Hot sauce, to taste

    2 cups long-grain rice

    1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • Step 1Soak beans overnight in a large pot of water. The next day, drain beans.

    Step 2In a large pot, cook bacon. When done, remove bacon and set aside. Crumble when cool.

    Step 3Add chopped onion, pepper and sausage to the pot, cooking on medium heat until sausage is fully cooked and onion is tender. Drain some grease from pot, leaving some for flavor.

    Step 4Add beans, Head Country seasoning, garlic and salt pork. Add water until beans are covered. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer partially covered for 3 hours. Check periodically to make sure you have enough water.

    Step 5When beans are tender and done, remove salt pork. Tate for seasoning, and add salt, pepper, Head Country seasoning and hot sauce, to taste. For a thicker sauce, smash some of the beans. Add reserved crumbled bacon.

    Step 6Prepare rice according to package directions. Serve beans over rice and top with parsley. Note: These beans freeze well. Once cool, package in a plastic container, making sure to fill to the top to eliminate air before sealing. When serving, defrost in the refrigerator, then reheat and serve over cooked rice.

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