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Hearty Red Beans and Rice

1 lb Dry red kidney beans
2 ts Garlic salt
1 ts Worcestershire sauce
1/4 ts Hot pepper sauce
1 qt Water
1/2 lb Fully cooked ham, diced
1/2 lb Fully cooked smoked sausage, diced
1 c Chopped onion
1/2 c Chopped celery
3 Cloves garlic, minced
1 cn (8 oz.) tomato sauce
2 Bay leaves
1/4 c Minced fresh parsley
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Pepper
Hot Cooked Rice
Additional parsley, optional

Place beans in a Dutch oven or kettle; add water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain beans and discard liquid. Add garlic salt, worcestershire sauce, hot pepper suace and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Meanwhile, in a skillet, sute ham and sausage until lightly browned. Remove with a slotted spoon to bean mixture. Saute onion, celery and garlic in drippings until tender; add to the bean mixture. Stir in tomato sauce and bay leaves. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until beans are tender. Discard bay leaves. Measure 2 cups of beans; mash and return to the bean mixture. Stir in parsley, salt, and pepper. Serve over rice. Garnish with parsley if desired. Yield 8-10 servings.