"Believe it or not the secret to many bean dishes is lard. Red beans are simmered, slowly, with ham hock. Then the beans and meat are processed in a food processor with spices and lard. The beans are reheated and served over rice." — Jackie
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2 (15 ounce) cans
red beans, with liquid
1 (15 ounce) can
red beans, drained
smoked ham hock
5 1/4 cups
uncooked long-grain rice
ground red pepper
salt, or to taste
freshly ground black pepper
Definately good but a little salty so I made these changes: In step 1, I used two cans of undrained beans and 1 1/2 cups of water with a ham hock. I omitted the salt altogether and substituted the lard with olive oil. I did not blend the last can of beans, I drained two cans into mixture and heated. It was absolutely delicious!!!
it needs to be more prompt w the directions
This is very good, my son says better than Popeye's. I used dried red beans so the ham hock would cook throughly and left out the lard because my husband has heart disease
Excellent all in all. Always good to see people who aren't afraid of good ol' fashioned lard. I read another review claiming this recipe was too salty. Probably because it uses canned beans. I use the dried. Furthermore, sea salt instead of the usual stuff has a milder flavour and lacks the bitterness of table salt. I played around with the recipe and added some beef scraps I had from making my beef shortening, it was a nice touch.
This was very good, especially for someone like me who's not a meat eater and needs to find alternative protein sources. I didn't have any lard on hand so I used olive oil. Thanks Jackie!
This is terrific! If you like New Orleans red beans & rice, you'll love this. I couldn't bring myself to include the lard so just omitted it but I followed the rest of recipe and my family loved it.
Excellent. A friend visited me from Panama many years ago, and she gave me this recipe, almost to a T.I loved i then and I love it now...Thanks.
Followed the recipe w/o ham and used a lean pork which was shredded. Turned out amazing. Thanks for the idea.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Restaurant Style Red Beans and Rice
Serving Size: 1/7 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 7
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 517
** Calories from Fat: 154
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