Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 pounds Ham hocks

  2. 1 pounds Kidney beans; dried, red

  3. 1 x Water; to soak beans

  4. 2 cups Onion; chopped

  5. 2 cups Bell pepper; chopped

  6. 2 cups Celery

  7. 3 eaches Bay leaves

  8. 1 1/2 teaspoon Thyme;dried

  9. 1 each Garlic clove; crushed

  10. 1 teaspoon Oregano; dried

  11. 2 teaspoons Louisana hot sauce

  12. 1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper

  13. 1 teaspoon Pepper

  14. 6 cups Rice; cooked

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Cover the beans with water and allow to stand overnight, or place the beans in water and bring to a boil, remove from heat and let stand at least 2 hours. Drain the Beans, and rinse well. Put 10 c water,the meat, vegetables and seasonings, in a kettle and simmer for about 1½ hours, or until the meat is very tender. Remove the ham hocks from the pan, and add the beans, add additional water as needed.

  2. Simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, and adding water if necessary. The beans should be tender in about 1 ½ hours. Remove the meaty parts of the ham hocks, and discard the bones and skin. Add the meat to the beans the last 10 or 15 min. of the cooking time.

  3. Serve over the rice with hot cornbread, or spoonbread. (recipe posted)


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