Red Beans and Rice
Made this for dinner tonight. Used a pressure cooker to save some time. Cubed and fried some bacon and some smoked sausage (I used a linguica, but Andouille would also work), with some onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic. Added a pound of red beans, 1 qt of chicken stock, 1 qt of water, salt, pepper, 3 bay leaves, a tsp of thyme, 2 tbsp of Crystal Cayenne Pepper sauce. Sealed, brought to pressure and cooked. I accidentally opened twice, when it wasn't quite ready, and it took me about an hour, but if you keep it under pressure and don't open it at 25 min and again at 45, like I did, 45 min straight should work, I guess. I then mashed up some of the beans on the bottom of the pan to thicken. Served over white rice with a garnish of scallions and parsley.