Somewhat different - Daughter #3 is not a fan of ham/sausage. So, an almost vegetarian version.
I started with this recipe, but added some variations, not the least of which, it may be meatless, but it is not vegetarian.
To start, I like to chop my vegetables - I don't mind if you can see the celery in my RBnR. The onion cooks down, but the celery has a tendency to maintain it's shape and color. That works for me.
Second, I cut the spices way down because my family won't eat it spicy.
Third, and our family favorite - Sweet Potatoes! I add 1 sweet potato, 1 inch dice when cooking. It gets very soft, and starts to disintegrate. It also adds a little sweetness to the RBnR.
And finally, I use chicken stock instead of water. That pretty much kills the vegan thing.
I have never used the liquid smoke before, but it works well in this - i think because usually the ham hock and/or bacon usually carry that. - Side note - Why do so many vegan dishes do things to fake the meat? Answer - because meat is good.
Oh well, I will fry up some smoked sausage to serve on the side - it's all good, my daughter's happy, and so is everyone else.
Red Beans and Rice - truly a great dish.