Nov 15, 2005

Red Beans and Rice

Beans take so long to cook on the stove top so I always to prepare any type of bean recipe in the crock pot. This is a great dish because it contains beans, meat and vegetables so all you need is rice to round out the meal. Simple and delicious!

Red Beans and Rice

1 lb. kidney beans, sorted, rinsed and soaked (you can use a 2 lb. can of kidney beans instead, drained)
1 bell pepper, chopped
3 stalks celery, diced
1 lb. smoked sausage, cut into slices (I use turkey smoked sausage)
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
3 tbsp. Creole seasoning
Couple dashes hot sauce

Boil beans in a large pot with 7 c. of water for 10 minutes, transfer to crock pot. Add remaining ingredients and cover. Cook on high for 6 - 7 hours. Server over rice, garnished with chopped scallions.

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