RECIPE: Chowin’ Down with Trey



  • 1lb camellia red beans
  • 1 smoked ham hock
  • 2lb of sausage of choice
  • 2 cups of trinity vegetables (celery / bell pepper / onion)
  • 4 tablespoons of cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoons of Italian season
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Louisiana hot sauce
  • 4 bay leaves
  • Cooked rice (jasmine is my favorite for red beans)


Cooking Directions:

  • Place red beans into instant pot with 6-8 cups of water and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.  Release pressure on pot and drain beans.
  • Saute sausage and trinity in instant pot until vegetables are soft
  • Add back your drained red beans
  • Add 4-5 cups of water or just until the beans are covered by liquid (pro tip: sometimes I will substitute Modelo beer for water to give the beans a really rich flavor)
  • Add all of your dry seasonings, 1 ham hock, and 4 bay leaves and stir it well
  • Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Stir beans for 2-3 minutes to thicken the broth.  You can also “smash” some of the beans against the side of the pot as you stir to create a creamy texture for the red beans if you wish!

Serve it over some rice, cornbread, add some hot sauce or whatever you like.  ENJOY!

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