Red Beans and Rice with Smoked Sausage

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Skip Davis

By
@Grandpaskip

This is but one of hundreds of ways to make Southern Red Beans & Rice. My recipe is very basic. Easy for the beginning cook. From start to finish means an investment in time of two days. So plan ahead.
Try it, your taste buds will shout "thank you" !

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6 soup bowls
Prep:
15 Hr
Cook:
3 Hr

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb
    dried red beans
  • 1-1/2 lb
    smoked sausage cut into chunks or slices (your favorite kind)
  • 1 large
    ham hock or ham bone
  • 1 large
    chopped onion
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground sage
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper, flakes or powder (more or less to taste)
  • ·
    salt to taste
  • ·
    freshly cooked white rice

How to Make Red Beans and Rice with Smoked Sausage

Step-by-Step

  1. Soak beans overnight in cold water. Drain and put the beans in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add fresh water to cover, along with the sausage and ham, onion, garlic, thyme, pepper, sage and cayenne. Bring to boil over medium high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer until beans are tender, adding more water if necessary to keep them from drying out. This will take 2 to 3 hours. Add salt to taste. Discard ham bones.
  3. Remove about 1/4 cup of beans from mixture and mash; return to Dutch oven and stir. Simmer 15 more minutes.

    Serve over hot rice.

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