Diane's Red Beans & Rice

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“I love spice and I tried to add as much flavor to this recipe as I could because there's nothing worse than bland red beans! This has kick to it!”
2hrs 20mins

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  1. Soak beans overnight in water high enough to cover all beans. Refill as necessary depending on how much water the beans soak up. Drain the next day.
  2. In a large pot or Dutch oven place water (enough to cover), garlic salt, Tabasco, Worcestershire, and beans. Cook uncovered, over a low flame. In another pan saute celery, onions, and garlic in oil until transparent. Add ham and sausage to brown; drain. Add cooked meats and seasoning to beans. Add bay leaves, salt, pepper and crab boil and continue to cook over low flame until beans are soft and creamy. Approximately 2 1/2 hours. Remove bay leaves and add parsley before serving. For additional thickness cook longer. For creamier beans occasionally mash some beans on the side of the pot while stirring. Serve over hot, fluffy rice.

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