Cajun Style... This is good old Cajun cooking!
1 lb. Navy Pea beans
1 medium onion chopped
1/2 bell pepper, diced
1 stalk celery diced
1 tbs. dried parsley
1/4 cup green onions chopped
1/2 cup diced Taso (optional)
1 - 2"X2" piece of Salt
1/2 link Andouille or your favorite sausage
Pinch of Thyme
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Salt and black pepper to taste
Wash well and pick beans for bad ones and rocks.
Soak beans in cold water until plump (softened). Drain water, and in
a pot cover beans 1/2" over the top with water and cook at a
slow rolling boil. Add water as you need to. Do the following as
soon as you get the beans on.
In another pan, sauté the onions and salt meat
until light browning occurs on the edges of the onions. Add this to
the beans along with the taso, bell pepper, green onions and celery.
Stir in well.
Add the Sausage: The same sausage rules apply for
Add seasonings except the salt and continue
to cook on a med-low fire until beans are tender, don't let them dry
out; add water as needed and stir occasionally (they will burn).
When the shells of the beans just start to split
they're done. Take a spoon and mash some of the beans a few times on
the side of the pot, this will make them a little creamy. Add salt,
allow to dissolve a few minutes and start tasting. Add other
Serve on hot rice