I gave this one star because I would not make again. Very bland....not good.
Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice
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brennaeg Posted: 10/06/10
Luvrecipes Posted: 12/11/09
Very, very easy and delicious. I served over rice. I will definitely make it again. The only changes I made [since I don't eat spicy food] was used 1/2 seasoning and added about 1 tsp of smoky seasoning.
alexisawk Posted: 02/09/10
Very tasty- made it with fresh andouille- but was waaay too hot. So much for being creative. Making it this week with turkey smoked sausage- and looking forward to it. The taste was great and filling!
Jenfdr Posted: 04/13/10
I made this last night and the whole family really enjoyed it. My somewhat picky 4-year-old even ate 2 bowls! I love finding crockpot recipes that taste good because there is nothing better than not having a lot of clean-up or prep late in the day. I doubled the garlic because we love it and used 1 cup of chicken broth instead of all water. At first I was afraid it would be to watery, but the liquid thickened to a super tasty 'gravy'. I don't know that I would make this particular dish for a "special occasion", but I would definitely serve it to company for a relaxed get-together.
LutzCat Posted: 09/20/10
Cooked this for seven hours, and it still had a lot of liquid in it. I then took the cover off, and let it cook down for about another hour, and it thickened into a really nice sauce. Adjusted flavor by adding some salt, a little more creole seasoning, and a healthy shake of hot sauce. Used Hillshire Farm chicken smoked sausage for the meat. Served with freshly cooked apples and corn bread. Really enjoyed this.
MollyMcAU Posted: 02/03/10
Easy, delicious and healthy!! We liked it best without the purple onion on top, just to eliminate the crunch. We also added a little more tabasco, because we like it spicy! I served it with brown rice for my diabetic dad and it worked great. Everyone gave it a thumbs up!
deepoz Posted: 12/21/09
This is a delicious meal, served it over brown rice. I used Italian chicken sausage instead of smoked, added one can of diced tomatoes and reduced water to 6 cups. Would definitely make this again. I didn't have creole seasoning so made my own ( 1/2 tsp ea. of salt, black pepper, oregano, cayenne, paprika, garlic powder mixed together = 1 tablespoon) Packed the perfect punch for a great meal on a snowy winter night.
Stacy120 Posted: 02/04/10
This recipe definetly feeds a crowd. I made it for my hubbie and I four nightd ago and we just finished left overs! It was even tastier as the days went by. That said I loved the recipe, it reminded me of my Granny's red beans and rice but with more veggies etc. Will be making this again when we have a party or will freeze half of it right away.
chef1greg Posted: 07/23/11
This is a solid recipe. I wouldn't stay it stands out as a killer that has to be made all the time, but my 10-year-old daughter went to this dish for days after I made it whenever she was hungry. I didn't use hot sauce.
ExplorerClub Posted: 08/22/11
This recipe was bland (even though I added two fresh habanero peppers). The vegetables in it lacked flavor. Were I to do this recipe again I'd saute the veggies before putting them in the crockpot, use chicken broth instead of water, and add a bay leaf or two.
Msgrits Posted: 01/18/12
Good recipe. I needed to add salt. Besides that it was great. I'd alslo add the sausage half way through do it won't over cook.
sara1304 Posted: 03/02/12
Watery and bland. Tired to cook off the water and add more seasoning, however it was still bland and overcooked. I ate a hotdog instead.
pinkrockergirl Posted: 08/14/12
I really wanted this recipe to work but it fell way short. I programmed my slow cooker to cook on High for 7 hours, and then switch over to the Warm setting for the remainder of the day while I was at work. When I got home everything on top was blackened, and looked rather unappetizing. The beans on the bottom looked ok, but the smoked turkey sausage was charred throughout the dish. 7 hours on high is just too long for my crockpot I guess. Also, and maybe MOST IMPORTANTLY, a quick internet search shows that red kidney beans should never be cooked in the slow cooker, even on the highest setting, they can release a poisonous toxin that can cause serious illness. FDA recommendations state that "dried red kidney beans should be soaked for at least 5 hours, discard the water, and boil in fresh, clean water for at least 10 minutes, before using a slow cooker." I would have thought a reliable source like Southern Living would know this important detail.
JessieSramek Posted: 03/09/12
This was so good! We ate it with corn tortillas, and put the leftover beans over quinoa. If it seems a bit bland the hot sauce does wonders! We used Louisiana hot sauce which added a lot of flavor in addition to spice.
Janethepain Posted: 01/20/13
We've made this many times and always enjoy it. It is better the next day. I don't use canned beans anymore; slow cooking my own beans; garbanzos, red beans, kidney beans, black eyed peas and freezing them works wonderfully and saves money and the salt. I've never heard about this toxin; will research it. This recipe calls for red beans, not kidney beans; there is a difference.
michellefitch Posted: 01/17/13
This is not an authentic red beans and rice dish. Not enough richness. I would not make again.