Author: Simple Foodie

Red Beans

Red Beans

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Servings: 6

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Red Beans Recipe. A must have side for any Cajun and Creole dish. It is so good that you can serve it up with rice and it's a meal in itself.


red kidney beans 1/2 lb soaked in water to cover overnight
water 10 cups
ham hock 3
celery stalk 1 1/4 cups diced
onion 1 cup diced
bell pepper 1 cup diced
bay leaf 3
Tabasco Sauce 2 tsps to taste
thyme (dried) 1 tsp
white pepper 1 tsp
garlic powder 3/4 tsp
oregano (dried) 3/4 tsp
cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp
black pepper 1/4 tsp


  1. In a large stock pot combine the water, ham hocks, celery, onions, bell peppers, bay leaves, tabasco sauce, thyme, white pepper, garlic powder, oregano, cayenne, and black pepper.
  2. Cover and bring to a boil.
  3. Uncover and lower the heat to a simmer. Cook for 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Remove the ham hocks and allow to cool.
  5. Drain the red kidney beans of any water and add to the stock pot. Bring to a boil.
  6. Lower to a simmer and cook for 1 hour.
  7. Remove the meat from the ham hocks.
  8. Chop and add back to the stock pot. Stir and cook for an additional 10 minutes.