Red Beans, South La Style (Using Hocks)

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    Red Beans, South La Style

    1 lb. red kidney beans
    1 ham bone or ham hocks
    2 med. onions, chopped
    1/2 cup chopped bell peppers
    2 or 3 bay leaves
    2 cloves of garlic, minced
    1 tsp. cumin powder
    Red pepper to taste
    Dash of Tabasco sauce
    Salt to taste
    1 lb. smoked sausage (sliced)

    Wash and pick over beans. Cover with cold water and soak overnight. Cover
    beans with 2 to 3 inches of water, using the water they were soaked in.
    Add ham bone, onions, bell peppers, bay leaves, garlic cumin powder, red
    pepper and Tabasco. Cook slowly for several hours about 3 to 4. Add salt
    after the beans are tender. The beans will make a thick gravy. About 20
    minutes before the beans are thorough cooking, add sliced sausage. Serves
    8. Serve with rice and hot French bread.

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