Out of this World Red Beans and Rice
Reds Beans are so simple with Cosmic Cajun!
2 lbs of dried Kidney / Red Beans
1 1/2 Tbsp Cosmic Cajun Universal Seasoning
1 Tbsp Celery Flakes
1 Tbsp Parsley flakes
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 to 2 lbs smoked sausage or ham seasoning (less meat for less fat)
1 Chicken Boullion cube, dissolved
1 tsp Sea Salt or to taste (be careful -your meat and the bouillion cube have salt in them)
Wash the beans and then cover with 3 inches of water and olive oil in a pot.
(Soak over night if you are not cooking in a crock pot - this will speed up the cooking of the beans; this step is not necessary if you are using the slow cooker.)
Put your meat in the crock/cooker and turn on the heat, allowing the meat to start producing some oils.
Pour the beans and water and dissolved boullion cube into the crock/cooker; add the CCUS, sea salt, parsley flakes and celery flakes. Stir to blend.
Cover pot and allow to cook until beans are soft or as desired. If you like your beans creamy, take a few out, mash them and add them back to the pot, mixing well.
Serve over Rice.
Beans freeze well and, I think, usually taste even better the second time they are heated up!
TIP…You can use the left overs to make Red Beans and Rice Balls… finely chop some celery and onion, blend with red beans and rice, roll the blend into 1-2 inch balls, dip into egg wash, roll in unseasoned breadcrumbs and sprinkle lightly with Cosmic Cajun then drop in pan of hot oil or deep fry! YUMMY appetizers!