Red Beans and Rice
1 lb. Dried red beans
¼ lb. Cured ham (cut into small bite size pieces)
1 lb. Smoked sausage (cut into slices)
1 large onion (chopped into small pieces)
1 bell pepper (chopped into small pieces)
2-3 fresh green onions (chopped into small pieces)
Fresh parsley (2-3 sprigs chopped fine)
Fresh crushed garlic (2-3 cloves)
Rice (cooked according to directions)
Cover beans in water and soak over night.
Drain and wash beans. Combine beans, ham, sausage, onions, bell pepper, parsley and garlic in a large cooking pot and cover with water. Add salt, pepper (black and cayenne), and Tabasco sauce to taste. Cook until the beans are tender. It may be necessary to add a little water occasionally until the beans are cooked.
Serve over the cooked rice.
Serves about 4-6 people.