Monday, February 20, 2017

Slow Cooker Cajun Red Beans and Rice

One of our families favorite bowl of beans is Cajun Red Beans and Rice. This is a full meal in a bowl just packed with great flavor. I have been making this recipe for many years and it was printed first in my cookbook, Miz Helen's Kitchen Table, the cookbook is out of print now so I will share the recipe with you here. One thing I really love about this recipe is the slow cooker, and the delicious flavors at the end of the day.

Slow Cooker Cajun Red Beans and Rice at Miz Helen's Country Cottage



We Start This Recipe With Soaking The Red Beans

Slow Cooker Cajun Red Beans and Rice at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Brown The Bacon

Slow Cooker Cajun Red Beans and Rice at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Add The Sausage

Slow Cooker Cajun Red Beans and Rice at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Add The Beans and Liquid

Slow Cooker Cajun Red Beans and Rice at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Slow Cooker Cajun Red Beans and Rice
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Adapted From
Miz Helen's Kitchen Table
Ingredients
1 pound dry Red Beans
1 1/2 pounds hot smoked sausage
4 slices bacon browned
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 ounces tomato sauce
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon thyme
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
Tabasco to taste
Cayenne pepper to taste
Directions
Sort and wash the Red Beans.  In a large mixing bowl, cover the beans with water and soak overnight. Drain the beans the next morning and wash.
Brown the bacon and drain it on a paper towel.
In the skillet with the bacon fat saute the sausage, bell pepper, onion, and garlic.
Add the Red Beans, bacon, sauteed sausage, bell pepper, onion, garlic, oregano, thyme Worcestershire, and tomato sauce to a Slow Cooker. Add enough water to cover the beans and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
Serve over rice.
Recipe Tip
Be sure and invite a friend to enjoy this Cajun delight with you or plan on left overs.  This dish freezes well for up to 3 months. I freeze a bag of the beans and a bag of the rice then put both in a larger bag and the whole meal is ready to go.

Ready To Serve and Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Cajun Red Beans and Rice at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Thanks so much for stopping by to spend some time in the kitchen with us today. Recipes like Slow Cooker Cajun Red Beans and Rice are always better when shared with friends.  Hope you have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy

11 comments:

  1. I bet this has an amazing aroma as it cooks. Thanks for sharing this.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

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  2. This looks like a meal my husband will love! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner Link up!

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  3. Honestly, just by looking at it I am becoming so hungry!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog. I also hope you are hungry for Chicken Scaloppini with Lemon http://thequietmom.com/blog/recipe/chicken-scaloppini-lemon :)

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  4. Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

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  5. Miz Helen, this is such a lovely recipe - satisfying, spicy and comforting. Thank you for sharing your family's Cajun Red Beans and Rice with us at Hearth and Soul. Hope you will visit again this coming week.

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  6. Does the cooked bacon go in the slow cooker with the rest?

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    1. Yes it sure does Nancy, I added that in so it would not be confussing, thanks so much for asking.
      Miz Helen

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    2. I put this in my slow cooker this morning,smells amazing.Looking forward to more slow cooker recipes

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    3. Hi Sandra,
      I can almost smell it, hope you enjoy the recipe and have a great evening!
      Thanks so much for stopping by and come back soon!
      Miz Helen

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  7. What liquid do you use? I don't see any listed?

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    1. The liquid is the tomato sauce and enough water to cover the beans. Sure hope you enjoy the beans. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!
      Miz Helen

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