Red Beans Creole

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Red beans and rice is a classic Creole combination. This just-spicy-enough recipe comes together in the slow cooker after just 25 minutes of prep work.

Red Beans Creole
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
11 hrs
Stand Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
12 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
12

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cup dry red beans (1-1/2 pounds), rinsed and drained

  • 5 cup water

  • 3 cup chopped onions (3 large)

  • 2 4 ounce cans (drained weight) sliced mushrooms, drained

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoon Creole seasoning

  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained

  • 2 cup instant brown rice

  • 2 medium green sweet peppers, cut into strips

  • Bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)

Directions

  1. Place beans in a large saucepan. Add enough water to cover beans by 2 inches. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans.

  2. In a 6-quart slow cooker combine beans, the 5 cups water, the onions, mushrooms, garlic, and Creole seasoning.

  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 11 to 13 hours or on high-heat setting for 5-1/2 to 6-1/2 hours.

  4. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in tomatoes, uncooked rice, and sweet peppers. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more. If desired, pass bottled hot pepper sauce.

For easy cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

269 Calories
1g Fat
53g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 269
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Sodium 886mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 29.2mg 146%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 4.4mg 24%
Potassium 951mg 20%
Folate, total 223.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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