Mississippi Red Beans
1 pound dry red
3 teaspoons bacon drippings
cloves of garlic, chopped
2 large ham hocks (raw, not smoked)
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 pound spicy sausage
Red pepper (Cayenne)
Place beans in container with just enough water to cover.
Soak for 2 hours or until beans begin to plump and wrinkle.
In large pot, place the soaked beans, chopped garlic,
bacon drippings, ham hocks and about 3-1/4 cups of water.
Bring to a boil. Then, reduce heat and let simmer for one hour
and thirty minutes or until the meat of the ham hocks begin to
loosen from the bone. Add chopped onion, chopped bell pepper and
sausage. Add salt and black and red peppers to taste. Turn up heat
and bring to boil. Then reduce heat and let simmer for another hour.
Let sit for about 15 to 20 minutes and then your ready for some
"good ole red beans".
Serve with rice and cornbread.
(Serves 4 to 6)