This Red Beans Gumbo Is An Authentic New Orleans Recipe
In South Louisiana, we normally think of red beans gumbo
This wonderful gumbo recipe can be served any time of the year and vegetarians will love it. It is easy to make, very delicious and is a healthy dish.
This recipe is by Chef John Folse and is another example of an authentic New Orleans gumbo recipe.
Red Beans Gumbo
1 (16-ounce) can Blue Runner New Orleans Red Beans
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup bacon fat
1/2 cup flour
1 cup onions, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1/2 cup bell peppers, diced
1/4 cup garlic, minced
1 quart chicken stock or water
1 pound sugar cured ham, diced
1/2 pound smoked sausage, sliced
1/2 cup green onions, sliced
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
In a 7-quart cast iron pot, heat oil and bacon fat over medium-high heat. Add flour and, using a wire whisk, stir constantly until dark brown roux is achieved. Add onions, celery and bell peppers and saute 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are wilted. Add garlic and saute, stirring occasionally, for an additional 3 minutes.
Add chicken stock, blending well into the roux mixture. Add ham and smoked sausage and cook 3-5 minutes. Add Blue Runner beans, blending well into the stock.
Bring to a rolling boil, reduce to simmer and cook 45 minutes. Add additional stock or water as necessary to maintain soup-like consistency.
Add cooked kidney beans, rice , green onions and parsley. Season to taste using salt and pepper.
Return to a low boil and serve immediately.