Lafayette's Spicy Baked Red Beans Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time2 Hr 0 Min
Ready In2 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
CuisineCourse
MethodMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 Small red beans1 Pound
 Onion1 Medium, peeled and stuck with 4 whole cloves
 Whole cloves4
 Carrot1 , finely chopped
 Fresh thyme sprig/1/2 teaspoon dried4
 Bay leaves2
 Minced flat leaf parsley1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Dried red chili2 Small (Use Tiny Sized)
 Lean salt pork1⁄4 Pound, cut into 1/4-inch dices
 Unsalted butter6 Tablespoon
 Shallots2 , finely chopped
 Finely chopped scallion greens1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Garlic3 Clove (15 gm), crushed through a press

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 437 Calories from Fat 283

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 32 g48.5%

Saturated Fat 16.1 g80.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 73.4 mg

Sodium 975.6 mg40.6%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.3%

Dietary Fiber 8.7 g34.7%

Sugars 3.5 g

Protein 13 g26.6%

Vitamin A 79.2% Vitamin C 30.1%

Calcium 10.3% Iron 13.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a large flameproof casserole, place the beans and cover with at least 2 inches of water.
2) Place over moderate heat and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat, cover and set aside for 1 hour.
3) Drain the beans after an hour and rinse under cold running water.
4) Preheat the oven to 400°.

MAKING
5) In the casserole, place the beans.
6) Add onion stuck with cloves, carrot, thyme, bay leaves, 3 tablespoons of the parsley and the chiles.
7) Cover with fresh cold water up to 2 inches.
8) Place over high heat and bring to a boil.
9) Simmer, by reducing the heat to moderate for 1 hour, until the beans are just tender.
10) Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan of boiling water, blanch the diced salt pork for 4 minutes.
11) Drain the pork and dry on paper towels.
12) In a medium skillet, add butter and melt over moderately high heat.
13) Add the shallots, scallion greens and salt pork and cook for 5 minutes, until the salt pork browns.
14) Drain the beans and collect 2 cups of liquid.
15) Combine the salt pork mixture with beans along with the garlic and remaining 1 tablespoon parsley.
16) Pour in the reserved cooking liquid and place inside oven t bake, covered, for 40 minutes, or until the beans are tender.

SERVING
17) Remove the sprigs of thyme, bay leaves and chiles before transferring on a serving bowl, to serve.
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