Red Beans and Rice with Sausage This recipe was given to me by my sister. It’s a hearty dish, and wonderful for the cold winter months. To make a little meatier, I cut up a small ham steak in cubes and add the cubed ham the last 20 minutes. Serve over cooked rice.
Pick over the dried beans, and soak them in water overnight.Advertisement
The next day, drain off the soaking water, and place the beans in a large pot or slow cooker. Cover with water, and stir in the dried garlic and onion, salt, bay leaf, sugar, cayenne pepper, celery seed, cumin, and crushed red pepper flakes. Push the ham hock down into the beans. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer over low heat for 3 to 4 hours.
Stir in the smoked sausage, simmer for 20 more minutes, and serve.
Per Serving: 345 calories; protein 20.2g; carbohydrates 12.2g; fat 23.6g; cholesterol 55.6mg; sodium 1449.8mg.