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Spicy Red Beans & Rice

Add a little spice to your rice.

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    Spicy Red Beans & Rice

    Serves 4

    • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
    • 4 bacon slices, chopped
    • 1 cup onions, diced
    • 1 Tbsp. garlic, minced
    • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
    • 1 tsp. chipotle pepper paste
    • 1 can red kidney beans, drained
    • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
    • Salt and black pepper, to taste
    • 2 cups of cooked white rice 
    In a heavy-bottomed pot on medium-high heat, add the vegetable oil and bacon.
    Cook, stirring until the bacon is cooked, slightly golden.
     
    Remove with a slotted spoon, reserving the fat in the pan.
     
    Add the onions, cook for 1 minute; add the garlic, tomato paste and chipotle pepper.
     
    Cook for 1 minute.
     
    Add the red beans, reserved bacon and chicken broth, stir, cover and cook for 10 minutes to combine flavors.
     
    If a thicker consistency is desired, simmer uncovered a few more minutes.
     
    Serve with the white rice and enjoy.