Delta Red Beans and Rice

            Delta Red Beans and Rice

1 pound dried red beans
6 cups water
1 ½ pounds smoked sausage, sliced
½ pound cooked ham, cubed
1 large sweet onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, pressed
2 Tbs olive oil
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp sugar
½ tsp oregano
½ tsp dried thyme
1/8 tsp ground red pepper
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
¼ tsp hot sauce
Hot cooked rice

Place beans in a large Dutch oven.  Cover with water 2 inches above beans; soak 8 hours.  Drain.
Bring beans, 6 cups water, sausage, and ham to a boil in a Dutch oven.  Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 3 hours.
Saute onion and garlic in hot oil in a large skillet until tender.  Add to bean mixture.  Stir in green onions and next 9 ingredients.  Cover and chill 8 hours.
Bring bean mixture to a simmer; cover and cook, stirring often, 1 hour.  Serve over rice.  Yield:  8 to 10 servings.

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