Gulotta’s Red Beans and Rice

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

150 minutes


6-8 people

This flavorful recipe by @michaelgulotta is sure to bring the spirit of Louisiana flavors to your plate for a classic dish that the whole family will love!

Gulotta’s Red Beans and Rice

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  • 1 Pound of Red Beans (Soaked Overnight and Drained)

  • 2 Smoked Ham Hocks

  • Tony’s Original Creole Seasoning

  • ¼ Cup Bacon Fat

  • 1 Cup Onion, Chopped

  • 1 Cup Bell Pepper, Chopped

  • ½ Cup Celery, Chopped

  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced

  • 2 Bay Leaves

  • ½ Stick Butter

  • Cooked Louisiana Popcorn Rice

  • Green Onions for Garnish

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  1. In a medium pot, soak beans overnight in enough water to cover.
  2. Drain and rinse.
  3. In a Dutch oven or stock pot, add bacon fat, onions, and bell peppers and sauté 5 minutes.
  4. Add celery and garlic and sauté for an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Add beans and ham hocks to pot.
  6. Fill with water 2 inches from the top of pot.
  7. Add Tony’s Original Creole Seasoning to taste.
  8. Add bay leaves and butter.
  9. Cook slowly until beans are tender (about 2 hours) stirring often.
  10. Cut the sausage in half lengthwise and sear in a cast iron skillet.
  11. Serve red beans over rice with sausage link, garnish with green onions. Enjoy!

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