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Camellia Brand
Devin’s “Feed the Krewe” Red Beans

Devin’s “Feed the Krewe” Red Beans

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  • 2 (1-pound) packages Camellia Brand Red Kidney Beans
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced, mashed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon cayenne
  • 1/2 pound smoked ham with bones
  • 2 slices bacon, optional
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced


  1. Rinse and sort beans.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Add water to 3 inches above the beans. 
  3. Bring to boil, then turn down heat and simmer for 3 hours, until the beans are soft. Add more water if needed. Always have the beans slightly submerged.

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