Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

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From the kitchen of Megan Williams

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Recipe Details

Total Time:
not specified
6 servings
Dairy‑free, Gluten‑free, Good for parties/potlucks


1 pound red beans
2 quarts water
1 pound ham for seasoning
1 pound smoked sausage (cut into 1 inch pieces)
3 pressed garlic cloves
1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions
3/4 cups chopped green onions
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
2/3 cups chopped green pepper
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 cups steamed rice


  1. Rinse and drain beans. In a large pot with a lid, place beans and cover with water.

  2. Add ham bone and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 40 minutes.

  3. Add sausage, cover and cook, 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  4. Add garlic, onions, green pepper, and a bay leaf.

  5. Continue cooking, covered, 1 1/2 hours, or until soft.

  6. Add Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, parsley, and salt.

  7. Simmer 5 minutes.

  8. Remove bay leaf; serve over rice.


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