- 1 lb. red beans
- 1/2 lb. sausage, or more to your taste
- 1 onion (chopped)
- 2 sections garlic (finely chopped)
- 2 tablespoons celery
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- 1 lg. bay leaf
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper , or to taste
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper, or to taste
- 2 teaspoons cumin
Meanwhile, saute in extra-light virgin olive oil, onion, garlic, parsley, and celery. Add sausage to saute. Then add entire sauteed mixture to beans. Add bay leaf and spices to entire mixture. Boil gently (simmer), stirring occasionally, for 2-3 hours, until tender and squishy. If mixture becomes too thick, add microwave-hot water to thin.
Cook white rice according to directions on box.
Serve hot bean mixture over rice. (I like it all mixed together, but try it both ways).
Thanks to Sandy for sharing this recipe for red beans and rice.