These are sooo good and really are similar to the ones at Popeye's!
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- add 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- add 1/2 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- add 4-5 cups long grain rice
- add 1 tablespoon lard (optional, or oil may be substituted)
- add 1 1/4 cups water
- add 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- add 1/4 cup lard
- add 1/4 teaspoon red peppers
- add 1/2-3/4 lb smoked ham hock
- add 3 (16 ounce) cans red beans (2 cans with liquid, 1 can drained)
- add 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- Pour 2 cans of beans with their liquid into a 2-quart saucepan.
- Add smoked ham hock and water.
- Simmer over medium heat for 1 hour until the meat starts to loosen from the bone. (I find that this never happens and I have to cut off the meat).
- Remove from heat and cool (I put it in ice water) until the hock is cool enough so the meat may be removed from the bone.
- Place the meat, beans and liquid in a food processor.
- To the mixture add onion powder, garlic salt, red pepper, salt, and lard. Process for only 4 seconds.
- Beans should be chopped and liquid thick. Add the third can of beans.
- that have been drained of their liquid.
- Process just for a second or two; you want these beans to remain almost whole.
- Pour bean mixture back into to pan and cook slowly on low heat stirring often until ready to serve.
- Serve over rice.