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Royal Street Red Beans

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  • 1 (1-pound) package Camellia Brand Red Kidney Beans
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound andouille or smoked sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1 ham hock, optional
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 cups water
  • Green onions, for garnish
  • Hot sauce or seasoned vinegar to taste, if desired
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  1. Add all ingredients except for green onions and hot sauce to the slow cooker and stir.
  2. Cook on low heat for 8 hours.
  3. Before serving, remove bay leaves and garnish with green onions. Season with hot sauce or a splash of seasoned vinegar, if desired.
  4. Serve over fluffy white rice.

From In a While, Crocodile: New Orleans Slow Cooker Recipes by Patrice Keller Kononchek and Lauren Malone Keller, photographs by Michael Palumbo.

© 2014 Patrice Keller Kononchek and Lauren Malone Keller, used by permission of the publisher, Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.