Creole Red Beans
- Rinse and inspect beans.
- In a large heavy pot, heat the oil and sauté the onions, peppers, and celery over medium high heat for 3 minutes. Add sausage of choice or ham, and sauté 2 minutes more.
- Add water, beans and contents of spice packet. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, cover and simmer until beans are soft, about 2 hours, stirring occasionally. For a smoother consistency, use the back of a spoon to mash some of the beans on the side of the pot.
- Serve over rice.
Add water as necessary to obtain desired consistency.