This recipe was given to me by my sister. It's a hearty dish, and wonderful for the cold winter months. To make a little meatier, I cut up a small ham steak in cubes and add the cubed ham the last 20 minutes. Serve over cooked rice.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
3 hrs 20 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
11 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pick over the dried beans, and soak them in water overnight.

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  • The next day, drain off the soaking water, and place the beans in a large pot or slow cooker. Cover with water, and stir in the dried garlic and onion, salt, bay leaf, sugar, cayenne pepper, celery seed, cumin, and crushed red pepper flakes. Push the ham hock down into the beans. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer over low heat for 3 to 4 hours.

  • Stir in the smoked sausage, simmer for 20 more minutes, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

345 calories; protein 20.2g 41% DV; carbohydrates 12.2g 4% DV; fat 23.6g 36% DV; cholesterol 55.6mg 19% DV; sodium 1449.8mg 58% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2011
This was SO GOOD!!! The flavor combo with all the spices was perfect!! I didn't have enough dried garlic so I used fresh and thats the only change!!! My ham hock had a ton of meat so I cut back on the sausage some. For newbies and it's not stated in the recipe you have to pull your ham hock out near the end and cut off the meat discard the bones and put the chopped meat back in with the beans. Great recipe!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2011
i don't see the rice? Read More
(19)
97 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 72
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2011
This was SO GOOD!!! The flavor combo with all the spices was perfect!! I didn't have enough dried garlic so I used fresh and thats the only change!!! My ham hock had a ton of meat so I cut back on the sausage some. For newbies and it's not stated in the recipe you have to pull your ham hock out near the end and cut off the meat discard the bones and put the chopped meat back in with the beans. Great recipe!!!! Read More
(62)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2010
awesome seasoning...was in a hurry, boiled, heavy simmer, the beans and seasononings / not w/ the sausage, for 40 minutes...., added to slow cooker w/ browned sausage (andouille) for 6 hours....WOWO! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2012
Finally a recipe that involves dried beans just like paw paw used to make. A little lagniappe whoever gets the bay leaf in their beans has to do the dishes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2010
Great recipe!! I did soak the red beans overnight, and I didn't have a ham hock, but other than that, I made this recipe as written. We all enjoyed this very much!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2011
i don't see the rice? Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2011
Tasty! My only change was to cook up a small onion in place of the dried onion and I did not use smoked sausage just because I didn't have any. Otherwise I followed it to a 'T' and it was good. Maybe could use a little more salt or some hot sauce but that is a personal preference that can easily be added to this recipe after the fact. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2010
This was a good recipe. I think maybe it would have been better if I'd used fresh garlic and onion. This is definitely the best red beans and rice I've fixed but I can't say I was blown away by it. I was a little worried that all of the seasoning would be a bit much but it really blended together nicely. Still searching for the perfect red beans and rice recipe. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
After several failed attempts at cooking dry beans I achieved success with this recipe (probably more technique than this specific recipe but I followed these directions exactly). The whole family loved it which was a nice suprise. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2010
The spice mix for this is excellent. The beans taste so delicious as leftovers! Read More
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