Red Beans and Rice

Crystal Miller


2 cups dried red beans

8 to 10 cups water

2 t. salt

3T olive oil

2 cups polish sausage or smoked sausage, cut up in small slices and then cut up in quarters

medium sweet onion, chopped

2 t. minced garlic

Hot cooked brown rice


In a medium to large stock pot add your beans, 8 cups of water, and salt.  Bring to a boil and turn to low and let it simmer about 2 hours adding more water if the beans seem to need it.  Near the end of the simmering time heat olive oil in a frying pan add the polish sausage, onion and the garlic.  Heat this until the onion is soft and transparent and the sausage has cooked up a bit.  Add all of this to the red beans and let this simmer for about hour. 


To serve this meal, add scoops of hot brown rice to a bowl and cover with the red bean mixture.  If you like a little spice to your meals like we do you can add a splash or two of Tabasco sauce.   That is our favorite way to eat it. 


This meal goes good with a green salad or a spinach salad. 



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