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!




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