Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice

Red beans and rice has become my new favorite meal. Not only is it FULL of flavor, but it is also the easiest thing to make.

Red Beans and Rice

Red beans and rice is actually a popular New Orleans cajun meal, but it was introduced to me in college by a roommate of mine. I’m not sure where her recipe came from, but I fell in love. When I found this recipe I knew I had to try it and I fell in love all over again. I had forgotten just how good this stuff is. It has so much flavor and just enough spice. If you are a fan of sausage and beans there is no doubt you will love this.

Red Beans and Rice

And again it is incredibly easy. I mean who doesn’t love a good crock pot meal? The only thing required is little bit of veggie and sausage chopping. And truthfully you can buy most veggies already chopped if you really want to.

Red Beans and Rice

I do warn you though that it makes A LOT! It could easily feed 8-10 people. And it is quite filling with all the beans, sausage and rice -though I don’t add too much rice to mine. The good stuff is in the red beans and rice. You could definitely cut the recipe in half and though I haven’t tried it, I’d imagine you could freeze it (not the rice though – eww).

Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice

Ingredients

1 lb bag of dried red beans
7 cups water
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped or minced
2 cans Campbell's chicken broth
1 1/2 pounds smoked sausage
2 tablespoons Creole Seasoning
Rice

Instructions

1. Rinse beans thoroughly and put into crock pot.
2. Add water, chicken broth, garlic and chopped vegetables to the beans.
3. Slice the sausage into bite sized pieces add to the crock pot along with the creole seasoning.
4. Cook on high for about 7 hours.
5. When ready to eat, cook rice according to package.
6. Put desired amount of rice in the bottom of a bowl and top with desired amount of red beans and rice.
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Enjoy!

Recipe from Little Magnolia Kitchen, originally from Southern Living

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Comments

  1. Ooo Lindsay I love this! My mom makes red beans and rice for me whenever I come visit from college, and it’s always one of my favorite meals. I love how simple (yet scrumptious) yours looks :D

  2. Do you think you could put the rice into the crock pot as well?

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