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Red Beans and Rice

Yield Makes 15 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-ounce) package dried red beans
  • 10 cup water
  • 1 ham bone*
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 pounds smoked sausage, sliced
  • Hot cooked rice

How to Make It

  1. Bring first 10 ingredients to a boil in a Dutch oven. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

  2. Brown sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat; drain. Add to bean mixture; simmer 30 minutes or until beans are tender. Serve over hot cooked rice.

  3. * 1/2 pound smoked ham hocks may be substituted.