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Creole Black Beans ‘n’ Sausage

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


  • 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


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

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  • Alyssa
    Apr 9, 2020

    So easy, and the family loved it. Definitely part of our dinner rotation, especially as we eat mostly gluten-free, diary-free.

  • Amy
    Jan 9, 2020

    I didn't care for the tomato sauce flavor in the recipe. Maybe I'll substitute a tablespoon of tomato paste instead, or diced tomatoes (drained); or leave the tomato out completely next time.

  • pogostk66
    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 !!!

  • wdeckerman
    Feb 6, 2015

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

  • Atrib
    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

  • anitamm
    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.

  • JohnnaMcMartin
    Mar 4, 2014

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

  • jstowellsupermom
    Aug 14, 2013

    What a great meal!!!! So quick to throw together, not expensive to make & will feed an army!! The house smelled good all day & the flavor didn't disappoint!! Will definetly be making this again!! I only used 1 can of beans because that was all I had on hand & it was still great!

  • ilka896
    Jul 26, 2013

    Very delicious, simple to make, and plenty of leftovers that taste even better the next day

  • kristenkcole
    Mar 23, 2013

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