Monday Red Beans, Rice, & Sausage Recipe
This dish is a customary Monday food item with its roots dating back to the traditional Sunday meal.
Ham and sausage was traditionally a leftover from the Sunday meal, and Monday was washday. Hence, a pot of beans could sit on the stove and simmer while the women were busy scrubbing clothes. Although While Monday washdays are largely a thing of the past, this dish remained fairly common throughout South Louisiana.
Restaurants continue to offer it as a Monday lunch special, usually with a side order of either smoked sausage or a pork chop. With this recipe, you can enjoy it on Monday and anytime you want a rib-sticking dish.