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Makes 10 servings

Ingredients Edit

Directions Edit

  1. Wash beans.
  2. Soak beans in water overnight (or, for quick soak method, bring beans and hot water to boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover with plastic wrap, and let stand 1 hour).
  3. Brown sausage in large saucepan or Dutch oven.
  4. Discard all but 1 tablespoon fat.
  5. Add onions and garlic to pan; cook until tender.
  6. Add beans and soaking liquid, salt, marjoram, and bay leaf.
  7. Cover and simmer 1½ hours, or until beans are almost tender.
  8. Drain and chop tomatoes, reserving liquid.
  9. Add tomatoes, reserved liquid, and rice to beans.
  10. Bring to a boil.
  11. Cover; simmer 10 minutes, stirring once or twice.
  12. Add celery and green pepper; cover and simmer an additional 15 minutes, stirring once or twice, until rice is tender.
  13. Remove bay leaf.
  14. Serve with warm corn bread, if desired.
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