Red Beans and Rice - - Creole Slow Cookin'

Joe Simmer's Creole Slow Cookin'

Source: Joe Simmer (Created by Michael Ledet and Chef Richard Stewart), Joe Simmer's Creole Slow Cookin' (New Orleans: 2 Martini Press, LLC, 2006), 84 - 85.


ID:  R00239


Servings:  6 - 8

Ingredients

Slow-Cooking:

  • 1-LB dark red kidney beans
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups finely chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 bay leaves, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1-LB smoked sausage, cut into 8 pieces

Finishing:

  • 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley

For Serving:

  • Steamed rice

Preparation

01. Rinse beans and place in a large saucepan. Add the water and bring pot to a boil. Then lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat; cover pan and set aside.

02. Place the chopped onion and remaining Slow-Cooking ingredients in the slow-cooker. Pour over the beans and soaking water; stir to mix and cover.

03. Cook on Low setting for 7 hours (or High setting for 3.5-hours), or until beans are tender.

04. Remove about 1/4 cup of the beans from the cooker to a small bowl. Mash to a paste with the back of a spoon; stir back in along with all of the Finishing ingredients.

05. Cover and continue cooking on Low setting for 30 minutes more (or on High setting for 15 minutes).

06. Serve over the steamed rice.