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Crock-Pot Red Beans and Rice

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submitted by Patrick and Ashley 

This is our favorite comfort food recipe!

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1 bag small dried red beans
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 small green bell pepper, finely chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, diced or crushed
1 bay leaf
About 6 cups of water
1 lb smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces (Eckridge's skinless variety is my favorite. If you like a little spice, substitute Tasso or Andouille sausage, where you can find it, and add a little Tony Chachere's Cajun Seasoning.)
Salt and pepper to taste

Cooked rice (we make about 6 cups)


Soak the beans overnight, rinse and drain. Throw all the ingredients (not the rice) into the crock pot and cook on high for about 6 hours.

You can also make it in about 2 1/2 hours by simmering it all on the stove instead of using the crock pot.

Serve hot over hot rice with some crusty bread or cornbread. It's delicious and filling.

Serves 6

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