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Old 05-22-2007, 10:25 AM   #1
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Someone gave me a bag of red beans. What can i make with them? How do i even cook them?


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Old 05-22-2007, 10:30 AM   #2
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I always cook all my beans in the crockpot. SPeaking of this I put some baby green limas in last night (lol).

Simplest is find what meat you want to season with and add so much water and just let 'em cook in the crock pot all day or over night. Or if you want a variety you can google or do a search on bean recipes...a LOT comes up.
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Old 05-22-2007, 04:07 PM   #3
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We love to make red beans and rice. It is super easy in the crockpot. Soak and Rinse beans, then put in crock pot and cover with water or chicken stock. Season with salt, pepper, (i use red pepper also), lots of garlic. I throw in some onion and celery if i have then. Then i throw in a smoked sausage, cover and let cook all day on low.
I cook up some brown rice and spoon the beans over it. Serve with french bread and a salad.
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Old 05-22-2007, 04:38 PM   #4
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I also like red beans and rice. Here's my basic recipe (the recipe is kind of rough because I usually just fake it).

* Rinse one bag of dried beans and soak overnight. Drain the
* beans in the morning and place in a slow cooker or crock pot.
* Add in one chopped onion (or more to your taste) and a couple
* of cloves of chopped or pressed garlic (again, to your taste).
* Add in two bay leaves. Add in one ham hock, ham bone, or
* chopped ham. Add in water to 1" above the beans and onions
* (This is a may have to add more later but I
* think this is about right). Add 4 chicken bouillon cubes
* (you could substitute the water and bouillon with some sort of
* stock). Cook for about six hours usually (depending on the
* temp your crockpot is at). Once the beans are cooked, slice up
* kielbasa and add. Let cook for another 20 minutes or so.
* Serve over rice.
* Other things you may want to add... Habanero pepper or another
* spicy pepper for spice, carrots for cheap bulk, bell peppers
* for flavor, substitute the kielbasa for another type of sausage
* or chicken.
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Old 05-22-2007, 04:47 PM   #5
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Red bean & rice, vegetarian chili, cook and then add to salads and soups. I've started throwing in some beans to about any main dish I'm making!
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