6 slabs thick cut bacon, diced
1 onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can Stewed tomatoes
1 ½ cup long grain rice
3 cups water
2/3 cup Rufus Teague Apple Mash BBQ sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Wash your rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
Render your bacon in a medium sized pot. Remove the bacon, but leave the fat.
Cook onions and garlic in bacon fat for about 3-5 minutes.
Add your rice and sauté in fat as well for about 2 minutes.
Add your BBQ sauce, stewed tomatoes, water, salt, and pepper. Cover and place the flame on medium/low heat. Half way through the cooking process, about 15 minutes in, add in your bacon.
Cook for another 15 minutes, or until the liquid has fully evaporated and the rice is tender.
Top with more Apple Mash BBQ sauce and some thyme.