Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Recipe -
Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Recipe
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Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

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"Born and raised in Louisiana, this is a Monday staple. Red kidney beans slow cooked with smoked sausage served over rice with cornbread on the side. Yum!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 15 mins


  1. Combine water, kidney beans, sausage, onion, green bell pepper, celery, garlic, and bay leaf in the bowl of a slow cooker and stir to combine. Set slow cooker to Low and cook for at least 8 hours. Remove bay leaf and discard. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Do not add salt until the end of the cooking process; this helps the beans to cook nice and creamy.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 03, 2014

I refer to this recipe every time. It is absolutely amazing! - I know several ways to prepare red beans as well as pinto beans- this one is by far the best and very worth the tine and ingredients to make it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 27, 2014

Pretty good meal... Needed salt!!!!

Aug 04, 2014

I omitted the bay leaf and added a can of rotel tomatoes.

Oct 28, 2014

Pretty darn good nice and easy

Dec 06, 2014

This was absolutely amazing! I doubled the recipe for the sole purpose of having leftovers. However I only added 1.5 times the water because it wouldn't fit into the slow-cooker. Still turned out beautifully and I have leftovers. The most important part is the nutrition of this meal. I may choose a ham hock next time to decrease the amount of fat (possibly), but this is still a very healthy meal!! Would be perfect with a touch of Tabasco sauce and side of corn bread. Enjoy.

Oct 17, 2014

Love it! Followed the recipe without any alterations and it was excellent!


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  • Calories
  • 371 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 14.2 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 9.3 g
  • 37%
  • Protein
  • 22.6 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 656 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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