The beans are perfectly tender, served with rice and smoky sausage. It’s a comforting meal in a bowl, that’s bound to please!

what you need:

red beans

ham hock

olive oil

bacon

sausage

yellow onion

green bell pepper

celery stalk

1

Set a Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed, large pot over medium heat. Add the sliced bacon and olive oil and cook about 5 minutes or until the fat is rendered.

Add onion, green pepper, and celery. Cook 4 minutes, stirring often.

2

Add smoked sausage and cook, stirring often, 2-3 minutes, until sausage has begun to brown, onion is translucent and the green pepper and celery have softened.

3

Add bay leaf, paprika and hot sauce. Stir and remove from the heat.

4

Drain and rinse the soaked beans, and remove any pebbles or impurities. Add the beans and ham hock to the pot.

5

Ready to make this?