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Beryl Stokes: Hi! And welcome to Cajun Cooking TV. Today we're going to show you how to make some slow cooker whites beans. We use a Camellia White Beans that are also called Great Northern. So if you can't pronounce something that says white beans, look for this Great Northern or large whites.
So, first overnight we have soaked the beans in water, because they are dry beans and you can soak them or not, but this will allow them to cook faster. So they have expanded here. I am going to drain those in just a second. We have got our slow cooker heating and first I have two cups of cajun trinity, I am going to sauté this and last night on the grill we grilled and smoked --
Male Speaker: Some Andouille sausage.
Beryl Stokes: Five lengths of Andouille sausage and it was so good we had to put it up where we can't eat it all. So let's get started on this. Pour beans in. I am going to put a big dollop or two of garlic, is that enough for you honey?
Male Speaker: Yeah. It's enough for me and the next party.
Beryl Stokes: Okay, now I have got my cajun trinity sautéed. I am just going to pour this in, mix it good and right over here we have our Andouille sausage, of course, like I said, we put it on the grill last night because we were already grilling a quarter and half steak so the grill was hot. So now we got this good smoke flavor. You can also do it in a skillet and you can use hanging chunks of any kind of pork sausage you want, but down here where Andouille sausage is available that's what we use, so we just cut that into big chunks.
We will try and mix that in. We also want to sprinkle on some tollis for seasoning and of course we can't forget some Tabasco, you put some drops of that. Now we are going to cover the beans and pretty much forget it for about 6 to 8 hours. You can also do this in regular six quarter five on the stove. You just want to cook it low and for a long time. So that's enough water to cover the beans. We get it all covered there. I like the smell of that. So Mike we got to put the lid on this, go take on that and we will have some supper and this is called making white beans.
Hey everybody, the white beans are almost ready, it is time to eat some. So we will be eating in just a minute.
Female Speaker: It's really good.
Male Speaker: This is very good.
Beryl Stokes: Thank you, you probably direction the way out. We are in the aftermath of the hurricane Gustav.
Male Speaker: This is our hurricane white beans and sausage. So we have been devastated by this hurricane. No public services whatsoever, no traffic control, no store is open, no utilities.
Beryl Stokes: Having to cook outside.
Male Speaker: Having to cook outside. People drop in like flowers from the virus, from the mosquitoes. But praise the lord, we made it through and we are making white beans and rice for our viewers.