Red Beans and Rice | Flavor Bomb Recipe

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Serves approx. 8-10 ppl. 


  • One (1) lb. red beans 
  • Three (3) tbsp. rendered bacon fat or olive oil
  • Two (2) green bell peppers, diced
  • Two (2) small onions, diced
  • Three (3) celery stocks, diced
  • Six (6) garlic cloves, minced
  • Eight (8) cups chicken stalk
  • Two (2) bay leaves
  • Two (2) tbsp. Dottie Smoky Kickin Cajun Seasoning (or to taste)
  • One (1) smoked ham hock
  • One (1) lb. andouille sausage, sliced
  • Four (4) cups rice
  • Three (3) green onions, chopped (to garnish)


  • Wash and soak red beans in water for at least eight hours.  Water should be at least 4 inches above beans while soaking. 
  •  Add rendered bacon fat or olive oil in a Dutch oven until bubbly.
  • Add green bell peppers, onions and celery.  Sweat over medium heat (approx. 10 min).
  • Add garlic and stir.
  • Pour in soaked beans, chicken stock, bay leaves, Dottie Smoky Kickin Cajun seasoning and ham hock.
  • Stir, cover and simmer for 2 hours (stirring occasionally)
  • Add sliced andouille sausage.
  • Remove ham hock, pull meat off the bone, chop and add back into Dutch oven for another 30 minutes.
  • Prep rice
  • Place a spoonful of rice on bottom of a bowl.  Top with red beans and broth.
  • Garnish with green onion.
  • Enjoy!

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