Red Beans and Rice with Ham Hocks and Kielbasa Sausage Recipe

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How To Make Red Beans and Rice with Ham Hocks and Kielbasa Sausage

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Preparation: 5 mins
Cooking: 1 hr 55 mins
Total: 2 hrs
Serves: 4 people Pen Icon Edit input


  • 1 lb red kidney beans
  • 6 ham hocks
  • 14 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups celery finely chopped
  • 2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 cup green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp white pepper
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp tabasco sauce
  • 1 lb finely chopped cut diagonally into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 1/2 cups hot cooked rice


  1. Cover the beans with water, with an allowance of about 2-inches. Let it stand overnight.

  2. After letting your beans rest overnight, drain the water. You may also leave it covered, bring it to a boil, then let it stand for 1 more hour.

  3. Place the ham hocks, 10 cups of water, all the celery, all the onions, all the bell pepper, all the bay leaves, and the rest of the seasonings in a 5 1/2 quart saucepan. Then cover the pan and bring the contents to a boil over high heat.

  4. After the pan's contents start boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for about 1 hour until the meat becomes tender. Afterward, remove the ham hocks and set aside.

  5. Add in the beans and 4 cups of water to the pan. Bring it to a boil once more then reduce the heat and simmer for 1 hour, making sure to stir often. Then stir in the kielbasa and continue simmering for approximately 30 to 45 minutes until the beans start to break up. Make sure the beans don't stick to the bottom of the pan.

  6. Remove the meat from the ham hocks and add it to the saucepan. Continue to stir for 10 minutes more or until the ham is warmed enough. Afterward, serve and enjoy!


  • Calcium: 134mg
  • Calories: 714kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 214mg
  • Fat: 46g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Potassium: 1155mg
  • Protein: 57g
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Sodium: 675mg
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Vitamin A: 765IU
  • Vitamin C: 71mg
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