Creole Black Beans 'n' Sausage Recipe
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Creole Black Beans 'n' Sausage Recipe

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Cheryl Landers can easily add a Louisiana entree to her LaTour, Missouri table any day of the week. “I brown the meat, cut up veggies and measure spices the night before, and then assemble and start it cooking the next morning,” she pens. “When I get home, I make the rice…and dinner is served!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 pounds smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 3 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 410 calories, 25g fat (10g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 1472mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 20g protein


  1. In a large skillet, brown sausage over medium heat; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in remaining ingredients except rice. Cook, covered, on low until vegetables are tender, 6-8 hours. Discard bay leaves. Serve with rice. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Creole Black Beans 'n' Sausage in Country Woman August/September 2007, p35

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Reviewed Oct. 21, 2015

"I doubled the tomato sauce, dropped one can of black beans and substituted it with a can of garbanzo beans. Was really good !!!"

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2015

"This was very good!! I will add it to my recipes!!"

Reviewed Jul. 23, 2014

"It was great. Didn't have time for slow cooker but did on stove top. It was great. Will definitely do this again. Better than red beans"

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"We like spicy, so I added 1/2 t red pepper flakes. DELICIOUS!! And so easy! Everyone loved it. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

"I used trukey sausage and chicken broth. Very good, do over."

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