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Not Yo' Mama's Red Beans

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  Red beans 1 Pound
  Seasoning mix 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Onion powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried sweet basil 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
  Dry mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  White pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried oregano leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cayenne 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped onions 3 Cup (48 tbs) (In All)
  Chopped green bell peppers 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Defatted chicken stock 8 1⁄2 Cup (136 tbs) (In All)
  Grape juice 2 Cup (32 tbs) (In All)
  Cooked long grain white rice 4 Cup (64 tbs)

Day 1: Add enough water to the red beans to cover them by 3 or 4 inches, and soak overnight in the refrigerator.
As the beans absorb the water, they will more than double in volume.
Day 2: Combine the seasoning mix ingredients in a small bowl.
Drain the beans and set them aside.
Preheat a heavy 5-quart pot, preferably nonstick, over high heat to 350°, about 4 minutes.
Add 2 cups of the onions, the bell peppers, the celery, and 1 tablespoon of the seasoning mix.
Stir and cook until the vegetables start to turn brown, about 5 minutes.
Add 1/2 cup of the stock, scrape the bottom of the pot to clear all the browned bits, and cook 3 minutes.
Add the remaining 1 cup of onions, stir, and cook 5 minutes.
Add the drained beans, 5 cups of the stock, and the remaining seasoning mix.
Stir and cook for 45 minutes, scraping the bottom of the pot occasionally to check for sticking.
Add 1 cup grape juice and continue to cook for 25 minutes.
Caution: At this point, the starches in the beans start to break down and sticking will occur more often.
It is therefore important to check and clear the bottom of the pot frequently.
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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3366 Calories from Fat 76

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g14.5%

Saturated Fat 1.8 g9.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 8178.8 mg340.8%

Total Carbohydrates 653 g217.8%

Dietary Fiber 91.1 g364.3%

Sugars 110.4 g

Protein 177 g353.3%

Vitamin A 55.5% Vitamin C 545.4%

Calcium 171.7% Iron 313.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Not Yo' Mama's Red Beans Recipe