Monday, December 29, 2008

Deanna's Red Beans & Rice

Note: I had never had Red Beans & Rice until I got married. We were invited to supper and that is what they were serving. They ladled the red beans and rice over a bowl of rice and I began to eat. My first thought was, "This was good, but it was be so much better if I added..." I came home and started playing. What developed is nothing close to authentic Red Beans & Rice, but it is what my boys love. As Tim Allen would say, "It has MORE POWER!"

Deanna's Red Beans & Rice

2 cans dark kidney beans
1 ½ lbs. ground round
1 lb. hot link sausage
½ cup chopped bell pepper
½ cup chopped onion
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 can Hunts special sauce
1 large can stewed tomatoes
Salt, pepper, cayenne pepper (to taste)
Oregano and parsley (to taste)

Brown meat and onion and drain. Drain one can of the red beans and then add both cans to the ground beef. Add the rest of the ingredients in large pan. Cook 2 hours on medium heat stirring occasionally. Lower heat and simmer another 2 hours. Serve over cooked rice (or my boy's favorite, baked macaroni & cheese).


From the Doghouse said...

Use Camellia brand. They're by far the best.

Live.Love.Eat said...

I love that yours has sausage and Rotel in it. Sounds delicious!!!!