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Red Beans From: cp (not meinel) Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2000 18:07:57 -0700 Ingredients used: 16 oz. red kidney beans 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped onion 3 cloves garlic, chopped 3/4-1 cup red wine 2 ounces butter pinch rosemary some ground cayenne or tabasco salt water Soak a pound of red kidney beans overnight. Drain the water, rinse them and pick out any that don't look exactly right. Take three garlic cloves and about 1/2 cup of chopped onion and 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper and lightly saute them in 2 ounces of butter (that's right...1/2 a stick). Put the soaked, rinsed, clean, drained beans in the pressure cooker on top of those warm tender sauteed things and just cover with fresh water. Turn it on high. Add a pinch of rosemary. Salt using your best judgement, once the stuff has started to get hot. Throw in 3/4-1 cup of red wine. (I use Merlot, but I don't think it matters. It should be good enough to drink, though). Put cayenne or tabasco in there as you see fit. Once it's boiling, put the lid on it and let the pressure build to the second ring. Keep it there for 11 minutes. Turn it off and let it cool down naturally. Serve it over rice which was either cooked in a rice cooker or a pressure cooker. Use leftover beans for many things. One I like is pita sandwiches with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and onions and a little grated cheese on top. Dash some Louisiana Hot Sauce on that (NOT tabasco!), and you've got a very tasty lunch. You have to find good pita bread for this, that will let you open it and fill it and stay reasonably together, but if you have all that, it's good. Kinda like Cajun-Middle Eastern Tacos.
From: cp Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 00:08:25 -0700 Red Beans and Rice: one half stick of butter (not margarine), one pound of soaked large red kidney beans, water to cover, salt, about 3/4 cup red wine, Tabasco or ground red pepper (rice...your call, but my preference is pressure cooked pearl rice.) Cook on the second ring in a pressure cooker for 15 minutes. Put it on top of the rice. Use Louisiana hot sauce to season at table. Better beans than Popeye's!