Classic Red Beans N Rice

Classic Red Beans N Rice

"We've lived here, where Cajun cooking is common, for nearly 25 years and have come to rely on this staple menu item. If you've never tried red beans and rice before, I assure you'll like this recipe.--Jackie Turnage, New Iberia, Louisiana"
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2 h 35 m servings
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  1. Place beans in a large saucepan; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and discard liquid. Add 2 qts. water, ham hock, bay leaves and onion powder to the beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. In a skillet, cook beef, onion, garlic, salt and pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add to bean mixture. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour. Discard bay leaves. Remove ham hock. Remove ham from bones; cut into bite-size pieces and return to broth. Serve over rice.

Footnotes

  • Smoked or cured ham hocks are usually available in your grocer's meat department. If you can't find them, ask your butcher for some leftover ham bones.

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I made this dish as written except for one thing... I did NOT do ground beef but instead used smoked sausage, and I used smoked ham hocks. (I kept thinking that the ground beef would make it mor...

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I followed this recipe exactly and was pretty disappointed. It ended up being very bland. I bet that using sausage instead of ground beef (as many reviewers did) would have much better results. ...

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I made this dish as written except for one thing... I did NOT do ground beef but instead used smoked sausage, and I used smoked ham hocks. (I kept thinking that the ground beef would make it mor...

Great recipe. It is almost identical to the one I make. The only difference is i use smoked sausage cut into tiny pieces instead of ground beef.

Hey, y'all! These are definitely southern pintos! Fantastic! The only thing I did differently was use 6 slices of hickory smoked bacon instead of the ham hocks. What a great mixture of flavo...

I cooked this recipe for Sunday dinner. I used black beans instead of red and added cumin, oregano, paprika, and smoked turkey necks (instead of ham hocs). Fabulous!

This recipe is Awesome! I recently tried this recipe and talk about authentic flavor! I made two alterations to this recipe...I traded out country ham and spicy breakfast sausage for the meats! ...

Just realized I had not rated this. It was wonderful - used ham hocks and chorizo instead of ground beef (Emeril says use Andoullie ? sausage, which I did not have). Can't wait to see how it ta...

Wow. This is a great recipe! I also omitted the hamburger, and used a slice of smoked ham instead of the ham hocks. I wanted it yet a bit smokier, so I also added about a tablespoon of liquid...

I followed this recipe exactly and was pretty disappointed. It ended up being very bland. I bet that using sausage instead of ground beef (as many reviewers did) would have much better results. ...

I am from Canada and have never had red beans and rice. This was a very comforting and tasty dish and my family really liked it. The ingredients are simple and it is very tasty on a cold night.

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