Recipe Summary

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 1 hour 45 mins
Yield: 4 servings

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lower in fat
lower in fat
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Red Beans and Rice
This recipe serves:   
1 cup red beans, dried
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
6 ounces boneless smoked pork chops, diced
4 ounces andouille or smoked sausage, diced (optional)
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 1/2 cups water
1 cup steamed rice

Cooking Instructions
1. Soak the beans overnight in enough water to cover them,

2. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until tender, about 6 minutes.

3. Stir in the pork chop pieces, sausage, thyme and cayenne and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the beans and 3 1/2 cups of water. Simmer over low heat until the beans are creamy, about 1 1/2 hours. Serve with the steamed rice.

Serving Size: 1 cup

Nutritional Information
Number of Servings: 4
Per Serving
Calories 459 Carbohydrate 76 g
Fat 5 g Fiber 9 g
Protein 24 g Saturated Fat 1 g
Sodium 26 mg    


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