Authentic New Orleans Red Beans and Rice

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Authentic New Orleans Red Beans and Rice
Preparation20mCook Time5h 10mReady In5h 30mServings10Calories465
Ingredients

1 tablespoon shortening, or as needed

1 white onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

8 cups water

1 pound dried red beans

1 smoked ham hock

1 pound smoked sausage, cut into bite-sized pieces

2 stalks celery, chopped

2 bay leaves

1 tablespoon Creole seasoning (such as Tony Chachere's®)

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon dried sage

1 dash hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®), or to taste (optional)

3 cups cooked white rice

Steps

1Melt shortening in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, garlic, and bell pepper in hot shortening until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

2Combine water, red beans, and ham hock in a large pot; bring to a boil. Stir onion mixture into the water; add smoked sausage and celery to the boiling water; return to a boil. Stir bay leaves, Creole seasoning, thyme, and sage into the boiling water. Reduce heat to low, place a cover on the pot, and simmer until the beans are tender, about 5 hours.

3Remove and discard ham hock and bay leaves; stir in hot pepper sauce and serve over white rice.

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