Dirty Red Beans & Rice

Directions

Preheat oven to 250°. Place all "dirty beans" ingredients, except for salt, sugar and 1 t of pepper, into a 9 qt dutch oven, fill with water to 2-3" below the top of the pot. Stir to combine and place into oven, baking at 250° for 5.5 hours.

30 minutes before cooking time is complete, proper rice and garnishes. Remove beans from oven, taste and adjust seasoning, adding salt, sugar, pepper etc and bring to a boil on the stove over medium flame, stirring continuously. Reduce heat, mash the beans slightly & allow to simmer for 10 more minutes in order for the liquid to thicken slightly.

Serve over cooked rice, garnish with lemon zest, parsley, shredded cheddar & spicy cooked sausage if desired.

Serves 10

Dirty Red Beans & Rice

January 17, 2016

Ingredients

Dirty Beans:

16 oz dried beans, something like a pinto or kidney

2 t sweet paprika

1 t dried mustard

3 T Old Bay seasoning blend

1 T no-sodium seasoning blend, like Trader Joe's 21 ingredient blend or Mrs. Dash

2 dried bay leaves

2-3 cloves fresh garlic

7-8 medium small fresh tomatoes, I prefer campari

1 12 oz can dark beer, like a stout or porter

1-2 t finely ground black pepper

2 T sugar

2-3 t kosher salt (((I prefer this type of salt due to the size of the flake))

Garnish:

parsley

cheese

zest of 1 lemon

3-4 c cooked rice, I prefer basmati

cooked sausage ((optional))

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