© Johnny Miller
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Total Time
30 MIN
Yield
Serves : 4

In New Orleans, red beans and rice are traditionally served on Mondays because the dish uses up leftover Sunday ham. Grace Parisi likes making the recipe any day of the week, and she replaces the ham with smoky bacon. Slideshow: Great Recipes from Top New Orleans Chefs

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large saucepan, cook the bacon over moderately high heat, stirring, until golden and crisp, about 5 minutes. Add the onion, celery, garlic, pickled jalapeño and 1/4 cup of Peppadews and cook, stirring, until softened, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the beans with their liquid and the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderate heat until the liquid is slightly reduced, 8 minutes. Season the beans with salt and pepper.

Step 2    

Ladle the beans into bowls and top with a mound of rice. Garnish with more Peppadews and serve right away.

Suggested Pairing

Lively, berry-rich Beaujolais.

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