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Red Beans and Rice




This authentic Red Beans and Rice recipe has all of the classic Cajun flavors that you know and love from the old-fashioned dish. Andouille sausage and smoked ham hock give the beans a rich, satisfying flavor. Serve each bowl with fluffy white rice and you will have a meal to warm your heart and soul. These beans are thick, zesty and delicious!


Red Beans and Rice


Ingredients

1 pound dry small red beans

1 ham hock (smoked pork neck bone)

1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 pound Andouille sausage

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp dried thyme

2 bay leaves


Instructions

Soak beans in a large soup pot overnight. Drain water and refill with fresh water, about 8 to 10 cups. Add ham hock, Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook for 1 hour on medium high. In a large skillet cook onions, celery, peppers, garlic, and sausage, in 1 tablespoon of oil, until vegetables are tender. Add mixture to the beans. Then add dried thyme and bay leaves. Cover and cook for 2 more hours, until beans are slightly thick.



For a video tutorial visit my YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOJ9P6Y9nrM

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