Authentic Red Beans and Rice

Authentic Red Beans and Rice

A traditional New Orleans dish of creamy red beans and sausage, served with white rice.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb small red beans
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 c chopped yellow onion
  • ½ c chopped celery
  • ½ c chopped bell pepper (I used a mix of green and red)
  • 3 T finely chopped garlic (about 6 cloves)
  • ¾ t chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • ¾ t ground cayenne pepper
  • ¼ t ground black pepper
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 lb smoked pork jowl or ham hocks
  • ½ lb chopped Andouille sausage (can substitute smoked sausage)
  • 8-10 c water
  • 4 c steamed long-grain white rice, for serving (from 1 cup raw)
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