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New Orleans Red Beans & Rice

Every now and then I get the desire to make some Red Beans & Rice in honor of those Cajun memories we made.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
Keyword: New Orleans Red Beans & Rice
Servings: 6
Calories: 504kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb dried red kidney beans
  • 7 c water
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 celery stalks chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 lb smoked sausage
  • 3 tbsp Creole Seasoning
  • Cooked Rice

Instructions

Directions:

  • Chop veggies and sausage
  • Place first 8 ingredients in slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on low for 5-6 hours.
  • Cook rice about an hour before serving time and serve the beans over the rice.

Freezer to Slow Cooker Instructions:

  • Chop veggies and sausage.
  • Place everything but kidney beans, water and cooked rice into a gallon size freezer bag.  Label & Freeze.
  • On cooking day, remove from freezer night before (or throw it in frozen that morning).  Add kidney beans and water and cook as directed.
  • Cook rice about an hour before serving time and serve the beans over the rice (or mix it up like I did).

Nutrition

Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 669mg | Potassium: 1288mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1123IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 6mg