Red Beans with Ham

Sorry to have been away so long, once again. Finals, finals. And now preparations for our annual camping trip (we leave Wednesday and return Tuesday). It's been a zoo around here, really. We've been eating a lot of junk because of all of this, but tonight I just wanted something simple and homemade. I had some beans I'd made in the freezer, and a bit of ham fat as well, so I thawed them and threw this together. Hope you enjoy!

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup onion, cut into half moons
pinch salt
2 cups kidney beans
2 cups water
1/2 - 1 teaspoon cayenne or Cajun spice mixture
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 - 3/4 cup ham fat and/or skin (salt pork or bacon will work as well)

Heat oil. Add onion and salt, and fry lightly. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for one hour. Serves 2.


  1. Glad to hear your exams are over. Enjoy your camping trip. It's probably a great way to come down from the stress and pressure of the last few weeks.

  2. Anonymous7:10 PM

    looks brasilian

  3. Mary,

    The trip was awesome. I feel refreshed for sure!


    Thanks! :)


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