Mama Mollie’s Red Beans & Rice
Food and Drink

Courtesy of Bacon Up® Bacon Grease

Mama Mollie’s Red Beans & Rice

"This family favorite was my mom's recipe!"

Monica

 

1 cup Basmati Rice

2 Tbsp Bacon Up® Bacon Grease

1 12.8 oz package Smoked Andouille Sausage thinly sliced

2 medium Sweet Onions diced

1 bunch Green Onions diced

1 Green Bell Pepper diced

2 ribs Celery diced

2 Tbsp Tomato Paste

3 cloves Garlic minced

2 Tbsp Cajun Seasoning

3 15-oz cans Red Beans drained and rinsed

3 cups Chicken Stock

1 tsp Hot Sauce

1 Bay Leaf

1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1/2 tsp Oregano

1/2 tsp Thyme

1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

Kosher Salt to taste

Black Pepper freshly ground, to taste

2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley Leaves chopped

 

Equipment

Large saucepan

Stockpot or Dutch oven

Wooden spoon

In a large saucepan with 2 cups of water, cook rice according to package instructions; set aside.

In a large stockpot or Dutch oven, heat Bacon Up over medium heat. Working in batches, add sausage and cook, stirring frequently, until sausage is lightly browned – about 3-4 minutes; set aside.

Add onions, bell pepper, and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender – about 3-4 minutes.

Stir in tomato paste, garlic, spices, and Cajun seasoning until fragrant – about 1 minute.

Stir in red beans, chicken stock, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf and sausage; season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Uncover and continue to simmer until reduced – an additional 15 minutes.

Using a wooden spoon, mash beans until slightly thickened; if desired, season again with salt and pepper, to taste.

Serve immediately, topped with rice and garnished with parsley, if desired.

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