Soak the red kidney beans overnight in a large pot without a lid in twice as much water as beans. Before cooking drain the water from the pot and add fresh water to about 2 inches above the beans.
Add the sausage, diced ham, onion, bell pepper, celery, green onions, and fire-roasted tomatoes to the pot, stir and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and add the garlic, pepper, cajun seasoning, and hot sauce, stir and cover. Cook for 4 to 6 hours stirring about every 1/2 hour.
With 2 hours left to cook remove the lid, turn the heat to medium and add the bay leaves and salsa, stirring frequently until the sauce begins to thicken.
To make this dish even MORE authentic than it already is swap out the cajun seasoning for this spice called "Slap Ya Mama" and you won't regret it!