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The European Sausage Country

When you think of a European country and sausage, which country do you think of?

For me it would start with Germany. With every wurst under the sun, I think of it as the home of sausage. Next? Well, maybe Poland. Kielbasa. Next? I don’t know. Maybe England with the Bangers and Mash? All the way down on the list, France. What I didn’t know was France is the home of the Andouille sausage.

Red Beans with Andouille Sausage

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Known so much for its use in Creole cuisine, it was born in France and brought over to New Orleans centuries ago.

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A simple recipe where every flavor builds on every other one.

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Onions are cooking and the sausage is standing by.

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That sauce gets so thick and adds so much texture to the dish.

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A great dish that just begs to be served over some Cajun rice.

Red Beans with Andouille Sausage

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 pound andouille sausage, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium onion, diced small
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 bag (1 pound) dried, small red beans, soaked overnight and drained
Coarse salt and ground pepper

Directions:

1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium. Add andouille; cook until fat is released and sausage is slightly golden in spots, 10 to 12 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a plate. Add onion and garlic to pan; cook until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add beans and 4 1/2 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, partially cover, and cook until beans are tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours, adding more water if necessary. Stir in andouille and heat through; season with salt and pepper.

Source: http://www.marthastewart.com/336943/red-beans-with-andouille-sausage

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Categories: Cajun, Main Dish, Pork, Recipes

Author:The Ranting Chef

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One Comment on “The European Sausage Country”

  1. February 5, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

    OMG Why is it that I run across these recipes right at lunch time!? 🙂 Looks amazing 🙂

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