Red Beans and Rice




  1. Rinse the beans thoroughly and pick out any that are broken
  2. Soak overnight and cook according to package directions if you live in a normal place
  3. Cook in the pressure cooker if you live at a high altitude
  4. Simmer the ham hocks in enough water to cover at low heat for an hour or so
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients (except the rice & beans) to the pot and simmer for another hour, stirring occasionally
  6. Add the beans and simmer another hour
  7. Remove the ham hocks and cut any meat remaining off, chop coarsely
  8. Slice the sausage and add to the pot with the meat from the hocks
  9. Simmer another hour or so