Louisiana Red Beans and Rice
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
- 4 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 package (14 ounces) smoked turkey sausage, sliced
- 3 celery ribs, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 green onions, chopped
- Hot cooked rice
- In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 11 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low until vegetables are tender, 3-4 hours.
- Stir before serving. Remove bay leaf. Serve with green onions and rice.
Freeze option: Discard bay leaf and freeze cooled bean mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary. Serve as directed.
Nutrition Facts1 cup (calculated without rice): 291 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 1070mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 13g fiber), 24g protein.
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Dec 31, 2015
Good. I omitted the green peppers, sweet red peppers and the crushed red peppers.Tasted very good. This is a keeper for me.
Sep 7, 2014
I added 1 1/2 tsp creole seasoning and used 1 can each kidney beans, black beans and great northern beans. Served with garlic mashed potatoes instead of rice. Nice dinner.
Mar 16, 2014
It was tasty, but I made a few changes: 3 cans of beans instead of 4, 1 extra pepper, and added about a teaspoon of Cajun seasoning for extra flavor.
Mar 2, 2014
I used regular sausage
Jan 30, 2014
This is delicious! I could only find smoked pork sausage. Wonderful blend of flavors.
Oct 28, 2013
Big hit with whole family. Saute'd vegetables and decreased cooking time to 4 hours. Tossed in some fresh parsley and thyme...yum!
Mar 6, 2013
My family loves this dish. I serve it over brown rice to make it a little more healthy and because white rice seems to soft. it gets mushy.
Jan 15, 2013
great dinner. Its a comforting dish.
Nov 5, 2012
Received major compliments from my husband his friends. Very hearty. Start this in the morning before I leave for work and come home to dinner. Love this recipe.
Jun 13, 2012
believe it or not, people in Louisiana do NOT put tomatoes in red beans or gumbo!