Barbara Dossett, one of my childhood friend's moms, shares her recipe for Red Beans & Rice. Better then Camellia Grill's Red Beans & Rice, this is the perfect one-pot dish for everyday!
Pick over the beans to remove any stones or broken beans.
Rinse the beans in a colander.
Add a couple of tablespoons of oil to a large pot. When hot, add the diced onion. It should sizzle when the onion hits the oil! Cook about 10 minutes or until translucent.
Add the sliced sausage, cook 5 - 8 minutes.
Add the ham hocks, beans, water to cover the beans by 2", bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and gently cook for 4 hours.
Discard the bay leaves and ham hocks.
Serve in bowls over white rice.