Red Beans and Rice 8

1 lb red kidney beans
1 lb salt pork
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 bell pepper
1 chopped onion
1 stalk celery
1 whole hot pepper

Boil pork 5 minutes to get rid of salt. Put pork in second water (hot) and add beans, water, should be one-half inch above beans. Add immediately, one bell pepper, one chopped onion, celery, garlic, Italian seasoning and whole hot pepper. Cook slowly two to three hours, until gravy is thick and beans tender -- just before dishing out add a pinch of Italian seasoning again. Salt to taste and serve with rice.

Servings: 6

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana