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Lester Earl
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Red beans& rice, my Monday staple(w/pics)



Camellia 2lb bag



I use ham shanks for flavor. Since I used a 2lb bag, I use 2 shanks. I like a lot of meat, plus it adds flavor. Each one was about 1.5lbs



Foreground is some smoked andouille, in the back is a smoked hot sausage for some heat.

I used about a link & a half of each.

I like to brown both the ham & sausage before adding them to the beans.



This is what we have in basic stages. Beans soak for 4 hours. Dump water, then refill about 2 inches over beans. Set to medium high. That's when I start to brown 2 large yellow onions, then the meat as I mentioned above. As each is finished I add it to the pot of beans.



This is about 3 hours into cooking. The ham is starting to peel off the shank, and the beans are thickening. I like to cook for about 4hrs, medium heat. I stir every 10-15 minutes to prevent sticking. At about the half way mark as beans are softening, I mash some against the side to thicken things up. Works well.

Season to taste. I don't use butter, or baking soda. Nor the trinity. Just onions.



Final product. A lot of bowl scraping around here.


TigerMyth36
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Looks good LE.


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heypaul
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:likes:


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Kim Jong Ir
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Looks great Lester.


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pochejp
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Man that is some killer looking andouille there.



This looks delicious.




Walt OReilly
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looks just about as good as mine


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Coater
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Fantastic


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Lester Earl
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It's Savoies. Pretty solid

Thanks all. Was as good as looked.




bossflossjr
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Gotta give credik where credik is due - that looks awesome. I grew up eaten'em.... Married a girl from far off - they dont get ate as much as i would like anymore.

Thank God for monday lunch specials in Louisiana


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Gris Gris
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Martini
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re: Red beans& rice, my Monday staple(w/pics)
Did you drop your spoon in the pot? Need to clean the handle.

Sodium nitrate and corn protein in the ham shank.

Would never make it to my kitchen.


Lester Earl
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I was dipping that spoon in big pot to taste om occasion


BengalBen
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Lester, I'm not easily impressed, but that looks great.



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ProjectP2294
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quote:

Sodium nitrate and corn protein in the ham shank.

Would never make it to my kitchen.

What would you recommend?


Sherman Klump
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re: Red beans& rice, my Monday staple(w/pics)
It'd plate at my house, but doubt I'd enjoy. Needs some work,


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Lester Earl
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re: Red beans& rice, my Monday staple(w/pics)
He was mocking rohan2reed I think.... When he made fun of Carson for using frozen chicken, he worded it just like that.

Kind of a food board joke... At least that is how I took it


ProjectP2294
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Ahhh, gotcha.

I was actually interested in an answer though.


Sherman Klump
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that's what I thought too. Everyone needs a Rohan2Reed comment or two. Looks solid though.
This post was edited on 12/17 at 8:35 pm


Lester Earl
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re: Red beans& rice, my Monday staple(w/pics)
I've used hocks before, and even a portion of a spiral ham. Needs to have a bone though, that's what my grandma says


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Lester Earl
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re: Red beans& rice, my Monday staple(w/pics)
You Louie and pumpkins are invited anytime


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