Bayou Red Beans and Rice

Bayou Red Beans and Rice


  • 1 pound dried red kidney beans
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 ham bone with ham (need 1 cup chopped ham)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery and leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice


  1. Soak beans overnight in water.
  2. Pour beans into large heavy pan or Dutch oven. Add remaining ingredients except rice. Simmer for 3 hours or until beans are tender.
  3. Remove ham bone, cut off meat and add to beans. Add water when necessary during cooking. Water should barely cover beans at end of cooking time.
  4. Remove 1 cup beans and mash to paste. Add to beans and stir until liquid is thickened.
  5. Serve over hot white rice.

Yield: 6 servings