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       Title: Red Beans and Rice with Smoked Sausage
  Categories: Meats, Sausages, Rice/grains, Beans
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       1 lb Dried red beans                     1 ea Garlic clove chopped
   1 1/2 lb Smoked sausage cut                  1 ts Dried thyme
       1 x  Into chunks                         1 ts Ground pepper
       8 oz Smoked ham shanks                 1/2 ts Sage
       1 ea Large onion chopped                 1 pn Cayenne pepper
       1 x  Salt                                1 x  Freshly cooked rice
  
   Place beans in Dutch oven and cover generously with water.   Let soak 30
   minutes. Add remaining ingredients to beans except salt and rice. Bring to
   boil over  medium  high heat.   Reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer
   until  beans  are tender,  adding more water if necessary (about 2 1/2
   hours).   Add  salt  to  taste.   Discard ham
    bones.   Remove  about  3 tablespoons  of  beans from mixture and mash to
   paste;  return to  Dutch oven and stir.  Simmer 15 more minutes. Serve over
   hot rice.
  
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