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    Shotgun Red Beans And Rice

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    25 hrs

    24 hrs

    1 hr

    Iowahorse's Note:

    I scourged this off the net a long time ago. I really like it,..and so do my drinking buddies.

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    1. 1
      Day 1: Add enough water to the red beans to cover them by 3 or 4 inches, and soak overnight in the refrigerator.
    2. 2
      As the beans absorb the water; they'll more than double in volume.
    3. 3
      Day 2: Combine the seasoning mix ingredients in a small bowl.
    4. 4
      Drain the beans and set them aside.
    5. 5
      Preheat a heavy 5-quart pot, preferrably non-stick, over high heat to 350 degrees, about 4 minutes.
    6. 6
      Add 2 CUPS of the onions, the bell peppers, and the celery, and 1 TABLESPOON of the seasoning mix.
    7. 7
      Stir and cook until the vegetables start to turn brown, about 5 minutes.
    8. 8
      Add 1/2 CUP of the stock, scrape the bottom of the pot to clear all the browned bits, and cook 3 minutes.
    9. 9
      Add the REMAINING 1 cup of onions, stir, and cook 5 minutes.
    10. 10
      Add the drained beans, 5 CUPS of the stock, and the REMAINING seasoning mix.
    11. 11
      Stir and cook for 45 minutes, scraping the bottom of the pot occasionally to check for sticking.
    12. 12
      Add 1 CUP grape juice and continue to cook for 25 minutes.
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      CAUTION: At this point, the starches in the beans start to break down and sticking will occur more often.
    14. 14
      It is therefore important to check and clear the bottom of the pan frequently.
    15. 15
      Add the REMAINING stock and grape juice, turn the heat to medium, and cook until the beans are tender, and the liquid is thick and begins to look creamy, about 30 to 35 minutes.
    16. 16
      Serve over the rice.
    17. 17
      NOTES: Red beans with rice is an old traditional New Orleans Monday supper dish.
    18. 18
      Monday used to be wash day, and the story goes that the beans could simmer while the laundry was being done.
    19. 19
      When the wash was finished, so were the beans.
    20. 20
      In the past, in order to make the beans really good, the cook started off with a lot of oil.
    21. 21
      While this recipe eliminates the oil, it still is mouth-watering.
    22. 22

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 02, 2009


      Great, flavorful beans! Added extra green pepper and onion (and a bit of oil) but otherwise followed pretty closely. Nice to find a recipe to use up some of that canned grape juice from our Concord vines. Thanks, Iowahorse!

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    • on October 10, 2008


      Absolutely fantastic!!! I have made this a few times and really like the heat and sweet of this dish. I follow the recipe to the letter and was rewarded by a yummy, inexpensive dinner. Thank you for posting.

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    • on April 16, 2008

      What a fabulous recipe! My husband loves spicy foods and the kids don't, so I made this on a night that they kids would be elsewhere. My husband wanted to say, "Two thumbs way, way up!" That's good stuff! I served it with Garlic Bread and it hit the spot!

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    Nutritional Facts for Shotgun Red Beans And Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (4444 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 768.2
    Calories from Fat 51
    Total Fat 5.6 g
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    Cholesterol 10.2 mg
    Sodium 1282.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 151.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.3 g
    Sugars 22.8 g
    Protein 25.7 g

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