From, "River Road Recipes II...A Second Helping," published in cooperation with your Daily InBox Newsletter.
- 1 cup red beans, washed and drained
- 3 cups of water
- 1 clove of garlic, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 rib celery, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped
- 1 large bay leaf, crushed
Cook beans in water. Season with salt and bacon drippings, ham or other seasoning meat. Cook for 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Add onion, garlic, celery, and bay leaf. Continue to cook over low heat for 1/2 to 1 hour. If beans become too dry, add heated water. Two tablespoons of sugar improve the whole effect. Serve on mounds of rice - a Louisiana treat!