Sort beans and rinse well. Cover with water and soak overnight. Drain beans and place in a large heavy pot. Add hot water, ham bone, onion, green onion, garlic, bay leaf, cayenne pepper and salt. Bring mixture to a boil. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer beans two hours or until tender, adding more water if necessary to keep from sticking. Stir often. Add sausage to beans and simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes longer or until thick gravy forms. Stir occasionally. Serve over rice.
Jambalaya, Rice Dressing, Rice Dishes
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana