Smothered White Beans

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons bacon fat
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 pound Andouille sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound navy beans
  • 8 to 10 cups water
  • Hot pepper sauce, to taste
  • Salt and pepper
Directions

In a large heavy saucepan, heat the bacon fat. When the fat is hot, saute the onions and celery for about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the bay leaves. Add the sausage and garlic and continue to saute for 3 minutes. Add the beans and water. Bring the liquid up to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 2 hours, or until the beans are soft and creamy. Season with salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce. Remove the bay leaf.


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