Southern Rail Recipe: Red Beans & Rice

Serves 8

1  cup  bacon    chopped
1  large  yellow onion  chopped
1  large  green bell peppers   small diced
3   cups  red beans   washed
12  ounces andouille sausage  small diced
1   cups   ap flour   
2  ribs  celery    medium diced
2    fresh bay leaves  washed
2  cloves  garlic    shaved
1   cup  whiskey
3  quarts  pork broth
2  large  pork hocks   fresh or smoked
2   cups  andouille sausage  sliced in half moons
1/2  cup   crystals hot sauce

In a large stockpot, on medium flame, sweat your bacon & onions till golden brown and caramelized.
Add in the small diced Andouille and continue to render out the fat.
Add in the flour and stir till it emulsifies into the fat.
Continue to cook (stirring often) on med-low flame till the flour (roux) turns golden brown.
Add in the garlic, bay leaves, celery and bell peppers; continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
Deglaze with whiskey to help lift off any of the flour that sticks to the pan.
Add the pork broth, beans and pork shanks into the pot.
Simmer till the beans are tender (approximately 50-60 minutes).
Add in the sliced andouille and hot sauce.
Remove from heat and cool.
Let sit overnight for best flavor or serve immediately. 

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