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Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Smoked turkey sausage and red pepper flakes add zip to this saucy, slow-cooked version of the New Orleans classic. For extra heat, add red pepper sauce at the table. —Julia Bushree, Georgetown, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 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 Facts
1 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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  • darwin
    Apr 3, 2020

    It needs to be cooked down more and the colors are not so Santa Fe. No thickness to the base whatsoever. Please review what a "Louisiana Red Beans and Rice" dish resembles. A car is a car is a car,,, but a Honda is not a Maserati.

  • dbknkl
    Nov 26, 2019

    This is as far from Louisiana Red Beans and Rice as you can get without stepping off into the Pacific Ocean! Not even close!

  • zookeeperk
    Oct 25, 2016

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  • scotland1
    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.

  • pschube
    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.

  • DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina
    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.

  • rachellestratton
    Mar 2, 2014

    I used regular sausage

  • TheDix
    Jan 30, 2014

    This is delicious! I could only find smoked pork sausage. Wonderful blend of flavors.

  • robbinthornton
    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!

  • jaxons1gma
    Jun 13, 2013

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