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Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Yield: 6 servings|
Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Inactive Prep Time:  12 hours

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound smoked Creole seasoned sausage (andouille), cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups dried red beans, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 quart water
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Hot cooked rice (about 3 to 4 cups)

Method

  1. In a slow cooker, combine the onion, garlic and sausage.
  2. Stir in the beans and water and season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low heat until the beans are tender, about 7 1/2 hours (on high it takes between 3 1/2 to 4 hours).
  3. Remove 1/4 cup of beans from slow cooker; mash until smooth, then sir them stir back into slow cooker.
  4. Continue to cook for another 30 minutes on low or 15 minutes on high.
  5. Remove the beans from the cooker to a serving bowl.
  6. Serve over cooked rice and enjoy!