218 Veggie Recipes / CAJUN RED BEANS AND RICE on: Sep 29th, 2002, 11:11am Started by Linda | Post by Linda
CAJUN RED BEANS AND RICE
1 1/2 c. of diced ham or ham hocks 12 to 16 oz. Polish sausage, diced 1 stalk celery, diced 1/2 green pepper, diced 1 sm. onion, diced 2 1/2 tbsp. oregano (not powder) 2 1/2 tbsp. ground thyme (not powdered) 1 tsp. ground black pepper Sm. dash red cayenne pepper (vary to taste) 1 3/4 c. chicken stock 2 tsp. garlic powder or 2 cloves minced garlic (not garlic salt) 2 cans red kidney beans 1 can dark red kidney beans 2 tsp. corn starch 1/4 c. water
Combine ham, sausage, celery, green pepper, onion, oregano, thyme, pepper, cayenne pepper, white pepper, chicken stock and garlic powder in a large pot or crockpot and simmer on low to medium heat for anywhere for 1 to 3 hours. Then rinse the beans in a strainer to remove the liquid they are packed in and add them to the other ingredients. I try to use a Teflon pot because the beans do not scorch as easily. Simmer another 30 minutes. Mix the cornstarch in water and add to the mixture. Continue simmering for 5 to 10 minutes to thicken. Serve over rice.