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                       RED BEANS AND RICE- PINK ADOBE
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4       c            Dry red beans
    1       ea           Onion,chopped
    1       t            Salt
    1       tb           Vinegar
    1       t            Crushed red pepper flakes
    1 1/2   lb           Meaty ham hock
      1/4   c            Chopped onion
    2       tb           Bacon fat
    2       c            Canned tomato sauce
      1/2   ts           Ground black pepper
    1       t            Tabasco sauce
      1/4   ts           Dried thyme
    3       c            Cooked white rice
      1/2   lb           Sausage,cooked and sliced
   Clean and wash beans. Soak in a large pot overnight. When ready to cook,
   drain off water. In a heavy 4-quart pot or dutch oven, heat the bacon fat.
   Saute onions until wilted. Add the beans, tomato sauce, salt, pepper,
   vinegar, Tabasco, red pepper, and thyme. Add enough water to cover the
   beans. Simmer until beans are semi-cooked, about 30 minutes. Remove 1 cup
   of beans and drain. Mash in processor or blender. Return mashed beans to
   pot along with ham hock and cook over low heat for 2 hours, until the
   mixture is creamy, stirring occasionally. (The beans should be creamy and
   juicy. Toward the end of cooking time, if the beans seem to dry, add a
   little broth or tomato juice.) When done, remove ham hock. Remove meat from
   hock and return meat to the pot. Stir to mix. Evenly divide the rice into 6
   individual serving bowls. Spoon the beans over the rice. Garnish with
   chopped onion, Tabasco sauce, and cooked sausage slices. Serve with French
   bread. From: The Pink Adobe Cookbook by, Rosalea Murphy Typed by: Laura
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