Red Beans & Rice Like at Popeye's

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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

Instructions

  1. Pour 2 cans of beans with their liquid into a 2-quart saucepan.
  2. Add smoked ham hock and water.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. Place the meat, beans and liquid in a food processor.
  6. To the mixture add onion powder, garlic salt, red pepper, salt, and lard. Process for only 4 seconds.
  7. Beans should be chopped and liquid thick. Add the third can of beans.
  8. that have been drained of their liquid.
  9. Process just for a second or two; you want these beans to remain almost whole.
  10. Pour bean mixture back into to pan and cook slowly on low heat stirring often until ready to serve.
  11. Serve over rice.