Buster Holmes World Famous Red Beans and Rice (Serves 6 - 8)
1 lb. red beans 1 lb. smoked ham hock 1 onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped Salt and pepper to taste 2 cloves garlic 1 stick margarine
Pick through beans to remove any rocks. Wash beans and cover with water. Add onion, bell pepper, ham hock and garlic. Cook on slow fire till done (about 2 hours). Add salt, pepper and margarine and cook five minutes. Serve on rice with Louisiana hot sauce and French bread and butter.
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