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2 cups sugar 1/4 cup seasoned salt 1/4 cup celery salt 1/4 cup garlic salt 1/4 cup onion salt 1/4 cup paprika 1/4 cup chili seasoning 6 tablespoons ground black pepper 4 tablespoons ground white pepper 4 tablespoons cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon marjoram 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon ground coriander
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.