Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice
If you've ever been to Louisiana or Mississippi, this is a staple and for good reason; it's delicious! Make it as spicy or mild as you like.
- Slow cooker
- 1 lb kidney beans dry
- 2 tsp salt
- 6 cups water
- 1 lb smoked sausage sliced or diced
- 1 onion diced
- 1 green pepper diced
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 2 ribs celery diced
- 4 cups water
- 1 tbsp RealTaste Elevate seasoning or to taste
- 2 tsp thyme leaves dried
- 2 tsp oregano leaves dried
- 1 tsp salt or to taste, or up to 2 tsp additional Elevate. Elevate will make it more spicy and salt will just enhance the flavor with no additional spice.
- 3 cups cooked brown rice or rice of choice
- Soak beans in 6 cups water and 2 tsp. salt for 12-24 hours.
- Drain and rinse beans well.
- Place beans and remaining ingredients in a slow cooker.
- Cook on low for about 8 hours or until beans are soft.
- Mash some of the beans against the side of the slow cooker. This will make a thicker bean gravy.
- Serve over rice.
Calories: 452kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 19gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 1839mgPotassium: 637mgFiber: 9gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 176IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 4mg
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