Red Beans, Rice and Sausage {in your Crockpot}

This is a simple and filling recipe that only takes a couple of minutes to throw together and is very similar to the Jambalaya recipe I posted a couple weeks ago.

I like to top it with cheddar but some sliced avocado would be nice too. I spiced things up with andouille sausage but you could throw in browned ground beef or turkey sausage instead for flavor. Make this on Sunday and you’ll have lunch for the week!  IMG_6686

What to buy (serves 6-8):

  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound   andouille sausage, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups dried red beans, soaked overnight and drained
  • 2 beers, any kind but I like an IPA – something with more hops and flavor
  • 2 cups chicken broth or water (if your slow cooker looks too dry, just add more water. you want everything to be almost covered with liquid)
  • salt and  pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup wild rice, uncooked
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

What to do:

  • in your slow cooker, combine onion, garlic and sausage
  • stir in the beans, rice,  broth, beer and spices
  • cover and cook on high heat about 4 hours

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