A savory + spicy country classic prepared in a slow cooker. Easy, hearty and delicious, made with red beans, smoked sausage, celery, peppers and more.
Course Main Course
Keyword red beans and rice
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 7hours
Author Buy This Cook That
1pounddry red beans
12ouncessmoked sausage or hamsliced / diced
1onionpeeled and diced
1bell pepperany color, seeded and diced
2tablespoonshot saucemore or less to taste
6cupschicken brothlow sodium
1cupV8 vegetable juice
6cupscooked white ricefor serving, see recipe notes for alternate rice addition
Rinse the beans in a colander. Discard any stones, weird looking beans, etc.
In a 6 Quart slow cooker, combine the red beans with all other ingredients except the rice.
Cover and cook for 6 - 7 hours on high, until the beans are tender.
Serve over cooked, hot rice.
Alternate Directions (Rice IN the Recipe)
If you prefer to have the rice IN the red beans, add 1 cup of rice to the crockpot during the last hour of cooking. The servings will be the same quantity, but will not be as large. Note, the recipe nutrition facts of this recipe are listed for the 6 cups of cooked rice.