Red Beans and Rice

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Red Beans and Rice

3 pounds dry kidney beans
6 small ham hocks

Soak Beans overnight in 24 cups water. 

Drain and add hocks. Put in large pot with 24 cups water. Bring to a boil.

In a skillet heat 1/2 cup fat.
Add: 3 tablespoon chopped garlic
       2 cups chopped onion (more if desired)
       3 cup chopped celery
      3 cup chopped green pepper

Saute for 3 minutes. Add to beans.
Add to beans: 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
                      3 Bay leaf
                      1 1/2 teaspoon thyme
                      1 Tablespoon Tabasco sauce
                      1 Tablespoon sugar
                      salt and black pepper to taste
                      3 cups chopped tomatoes

Cook over medium heat for 2 hours or until beans are tender. The last hour leave uncovered.
ADD 3 pounds smoked sausage in chunks or slices.
Just before beans are served remove 3 cups and puree then add back to pan. Serve over cooked white rice.