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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.







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TigerMyth36
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Looks good LE.





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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.








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Walt OReilly
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looks just about as good as mine





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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.








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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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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.






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





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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?






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Sherman Klump
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It'd plate at my house, but doubt I'd enjoy. Needs some work,





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Lester Earl
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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






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ProjectP2294
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Ahhh, gotcha.

I was actually interested in an answer though.






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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


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Lester Earl
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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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You Louie and pumpkins are invited anytime





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