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Louisiana red beans!

Louisiana red beans!

You’ll Need

1 pound Camelia red beans
1 large onion
1 large bell pepper
3 stalks celery
4 cloves garlic
3 bay leaves
Slap ya Mama seasoning
1 or 2 large Smoked ham hock
1 pound Good quality smoked sausage


Placed smoked meat and chopped seasoning on a sheet pan lined with foil. Wrap tightly and place in a preheated 375° oven for an hour. (Feel free to boil your meats if that’s what you prefer.)

Add red beans to a large heavy pot and cover with about 2 quarts of water. Add salt, pepper and bay leaves. Cook uncovered on med high heat for about an hour.

Remove smoked meat and seasoning from the oven and carefully add the meat, vegetables and the liquid to the beans. Season to taste, cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook an additional hour and a half or so until beans are nice and tender and the broth is thickened.

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?