Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield
4 servings (serving size: 1 cup bean mixture, 3/4 cup rice, and 1 tablespoon green onions)

This is the ultimate in thriftiness and convenience - beans in a slow-cooker. The long, slow cooking time coaxes all the flavor from the sausage into the beans for a mild yet full-flavored dish. You can also cook in on low heat for 8 hours.

How to Make It

Combine first 12 ingredients in an electric slow cooker. Cover with lid; cook on high heat for 5 hours. Discard bay leaf; stir in salt. Serve over rice; sprinkle servings evenly with green onions.

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