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



yellow onion

green bell pepper

celery stalk


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.


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.


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


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


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