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Jan 13, 2010

Cajun Style Red Beans and Rice Soup

Cajun Style Red Beans and Rice Soup


1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 lb bacon

1 1/2 cups chopped onion

1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper

1 tbsp minced garlic

4 bay leaves

6 oz andouille sausage

1 small hamhock

2 cups dry kidney beans

1 tsp cajun seasoning

1 tsp worcestershire sauce

8 cups chicken broth

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups cooked rice

1/4 cup and 2 tbsp thinly sliced green onions



Soak beans overnight.



In a large pot saute bacon in olive oil over high heat for about 2 minutes. Add onion, bell pepper, sausage, bay leaves, garlic, and ham hock and saute for 2 more minutes.



Add beans and saute 2 minutes. Stir in cajun seasoning, worcestershire sauce and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.



Add salt and cover pot. Simmer for an additional 15 to 20 minutes. Discard ham hack. Serve over a bowl of rice and top with chopped green onions.