Creole Red Beans & Rice with Smoked Hocks Recipe

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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
3.5 hrs
Yield
Serves 6
In this Recipe

Bring a taste of New Orleans to your home kitchen with our Creole Red Beans & Rice with Smoked Hocks recipe. This easy to make and inexpensive recipe is both flavor packed and inexpensive, making for a great family meal. Enjoy this recipe for Mardi Gras or any time you’re feeling a little bit Southern!

Ingredients

  • 1 LGCM Smoked Ham
  • 1 lb Red Beans (dried)
  • 4 cup Water
  • 4 cup Brown Rice (cooked)
  • 6 clove Garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup Onion (chopped)
  • 2 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Thyme (ground)
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions

  1. Place beans in a large Dutch oven, and cover with water 2 inches above beans.

  2. Bring beans to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour.

  3. Drain beans and set aside.

  4. Pour vegetable oil in the Dutch oven, and heat until smoking. Brown the Smoked Hocks for 3 minutes on each side.

  5. Add the beans,  onions, thyme, bay leaf, and stir to blend. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and cover; simmer 2 to 3 hours or until beans are tender.

  7. Remove the bay leaf and serve over rice with corn bread on the side. Enjoy!

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