I made some red beans a couple of days ago. Not perhaps my best red bean recipe but pretty good. I think I should maybe back off on the jalapeno a bit and add a few more herbs. Over all very tasty, just a bit spicy. This was my first experience with chorizo; I opted to grill mine. Great flavor; the texture was a bit different then I expected I will have to try again though. This time I grilled the sausage, perhaps next time I will sauté the sausage instead.
Red Beans and Rice with Chorizo Sausage
- 1 cup dry red beans
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups stock ~ chicken or ham ~I’d frozen some ham stock; but chicken stock works well too
- 1/2 cup onion
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 jalapeno
- 3 – 4 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- pepper and salt
- 1/2 pound chorizo sausage ~ cook as desired; I grilled mine
Rinse beans and add to water. Bring to boil; cook one minute cover and let stand for one hour. Drain bean and rinse; add to stock, onion, diced celery, sliced jalapeno, minced garlic, and thyme. Bring just to a boil; reduce to low and simmer for about one hour or until beans are tender. Add salt and pepper to taste add cooked crumbled sausage. Serve with rice.
Enjoy ~ Kimberly