Red Beans and Rice With Smoked Sausage- New Orleans Style

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READY IN: 3hrs 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Place beans in Dutch oven and cover generously with water; let soak 30 minutes.
  • Add all remaining ingredients to beans except salt, rice, and hot sauce.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until beans are tender, adding more water if necessary, about 2 1/2 hours.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Discard ham bones after cutting any meat from them into bite-sized pieces; return meat to pot.
  • Remove about 1/2 cup of beans from mixture and mash to a paste.
  • Return mashed beans to pot and stir through.
  • Simmer 15 more minutes.
  • Serve hot over rice: pass hot sauce, if desired.
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