After the beans are down soaking, add all the veggies in a bit of oil (I used Hain Organinc Canola), the salt and pepper and most important the smoky chipolte peppers in adobo sauce! The chipolte truly adds enough enhanced flavor you won’t even miss the traditional sausage. Give it a try!
We all just loved it, a fresh flavorful variation of red beans we hadn’t tried before. TWO kids said they wanted it for their birthday dinner. That is the best kind of thumbs up a cook can receive in this household! A side note, if it seems to spicy add more rice to your bowl of rice. But truly, even the baby had seconds.
Vegan Red Beans and Rice
Soak or Quick Soak 2 pounds of small red beans
Chop 1 head of celery
2 large onions
1 head of garlic
2 large green peppers
In a big pot add some oil and all the veggies, let them get golden for about ten minutes.
Add in 1 teaspoon pepper and 2to 3 teaspoons of salt (depending on your salty love)
Open a can of chipolte peppers in adobo sauce and take out three peppers. Chop them in tiny pieces and add all the pieces and the saucy-ness that they were covered in to the pot. I freeze the leftover peppers in the can in baggies, three peppers a bag.
Add in the beans and mix all the ingredients
Cover the bean with broth (I used veggie broth) and bring to a boil.
Once it has reached a boil turn it to low with the lid off. Let it simmer for hours until your house smells divine and you can’t help stopping what your doing every 20 minutes to have a little taste. It should be quite thick at the end of the day.
30 minutes before dinner prepare the rice. This meal will feed us for 2 days so I made enough rice to use for 2meals as well. Now I have a super easy meal for the next day.
Take one bunch of green onions and chop to use as a garnish. Obviously if you are trying to save money this is the place to do it, but I felt like it was worth the additional .79 it cost.
Yummy, on the cheap, and so so good!