This is the best red beans recipe I have found. Serve over rice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs 15 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
10 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place red beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight. Drain and rinse.

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  • Combine beans, ham hock, and salt in a stockpot; pour in enough water to cover. Bring bean mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until beans are softened, 30 to 40 minutes.

  • Stir onion, green bell pepper, parsley, tomato sauce, green onions, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, black pepper, oregano, thyme, cayenne pepper, and hot sauce into bean mixture. Cover stockpot and cook until vegetables are tender, about 1 hour.

  • Mix sausage into bean mixture and cook for another 45 minutes. Remove ham hock before serving.

Nutrition Facts

380 calories; protein 22.7g 46% DV; carbohydrates 24.4g 8% DV; fat 21.3g 33% DV; cholesterol 48.2mg 16% DV; sodium 1419.2mg 57% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2014
It's important to take some of the beans and squish them up in a bowl to make the liquid thicken up. Don't use less liquid mash some of the beans then reintroduce them to the pot but this is to be done toward the last as needed. That is why you use so much liquid. It's the old fashioned seasoning way and it's good! Enjoy! Yes this is also better eaten the following day given time to give the flavors to ripen! Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2014
It's important to take some of the beans and squish them up in a bowl to make the liquid thicken up. Don't use less liquid mash some of the beans then reintroduce them to the pot but this is to be done toward the last as needed. That is why you use so much liquid. It's the old fashioned seasoning way and it's good! Enjoy! Yes this is also better eaten the following day given time to give the flavors to ripen! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2013
First get yourself a big pot a REALLY big pot. I used a 5-qt dutch oven only 1 lb. of sausage instead of two and it was up to the top. I followed the recipe except for using Hillshire Farm Chicken Hardwood Smoked Sausage (seriously tastes just like smoked sausage) and used 1 lb instead of 2 lb (it was what I had on hand). This recipe does take some time but it s worth the effort. I think the timing is off on a few things. The beans will take longer to become soft and the vegetables will take less time to cook. I left this simmer for several hours the consistency ended up being perfect and although this recipe definitely is different this is a very good version of red beans and rice. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2014
This recipe motivated me to write my first review. It is outstanding! I used smoked neck bones because the meat market was out of ham hocks (I would have used a smoked ham hock instead of the ham hock the recipe calls for). I also used the full 2 lbs of smoked sausage (Aidells Andouille Sausage). This recipe is delicious and satisfies your appetite on a cold day. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2015
Pretty good red beans though I wound up doubling the cayenne to get a more authentic taste. The second time I made it I sauteed a chopped yellow onion and bell pepper with 2 chopped stalks of celery then added them to the pot. It rounded out the flavor. I reserved the chopped green onions to sprinkle over the top before serving. It was deserving of a 5th star after my changes. One note; the title says "and Rice" but the recipe doesn't contain or mention rice except in the title. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2015
Excellent red beans and rice. I didn't use the ham hocks but did add some chicken bullion. I cook these in the crock pot, the rest of the recipe as written. Top with some raw chopped onions and a side of cornbread. So good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2017
Is a great recip just had to deside weather to add the rice in the pot or on the plate. I opted to put in and it turned out great Read More
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