Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice
Slow cooker red beans and rice is so full of Cajun flavor and so easy to prepare! We make this recipe at least once a month. The whole family loves this stuff.
Eight ingredients, chopped, dumped, and cooked for hours. This is perfect to start in the morning before work or on a busy day and just forget it until dinner.
How easy is that? Who doesn’t need an easy slow cooker recipe every now and then?
Why You’ll Love this Recipe
- It’s a time saver! No worrying about having to prepare dinner once you arrive home.
- Simple pantry and kitchen ingredients make it easy to throw together.
- It makes a large batch to serve 8 people. This means leftovers for the family of four.
Tips and Variations
- We used Andouille sausage in this recipe but smoked sausage works too.
- You can use small or large red kidney beans. The cooking time might vary between the two sizes so check the tenderness of the beans at about 5-6 hours of cooking time.
- Make sure you cook on HIGH to ensure the beans are cooked in time.
- There is no need to soak the beans overnight.
- You can also replace some of the water with chicken broth or chicken stock.
- Want it even spicier? Add some hot sauce or cayenne pepper.
How to Make Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice
Rinse beans thoroughly and put them into a crockpot.
Chop the sausage, onion, celery, and bell pepper. Place the red beans, all the vegetables, sausage, bay leaves, creole seasoning, and 7 cups of water or chicken stock in the slow cooker, give it a stir.
Cook for 7 hours on high or until the beans are tender. If it’s not thick enough remove the lid for an hour.
What to Serve with this Dish
Serve over cooked rice.
Red beans and rice is very filling on their own, but we like to serve them with cornbread.
Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Recipe
- 1 lb dried red beans
- 7 cups water
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 ribs celery, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 to 1 1/2 pounds Andouille sausage, cut into bite-size pieces
- 2 bay leaves
- 3 tablespoons Creole Seasoning
- Rinse beans thoroughly and put into crock pot.
- Add vegetables, sausage, creole seasoning, bay leaves, and water to the beans.
- Cook on high for about 7 hours. If you would like it thicker remove the lid and cook another 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- When ready to serve, cook rice according to the package.
- Place the desired amount of red beans in the bowl, top with rice and serve.
That looks yummy! Your pictures are beautiful!! I pinned this to save, thanks!
Thank you, Jennifer!
Looks healthy and somewhat lite. I’m planning buy 2 qt crock pot but needs to know right amount to use a ingredients.
Can u tell me that?
Hi, Kevin. Hopefully, this link will help you. How to Convert Recipes to the Size of Your Slow Cooker
Looks like a yummy recipe! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned shared. Have a great weekend!
What a great dish for a cold day. Perfect to leave in the crockpot while you go out sledding and come back to a nice hearty meal.
You should come link up at our Bloggers Spotlight party, we pin everything to our group board and have two separate link-ups, one for posts and one devoted to pins so you get even more exposure!
Thank you Hil! I will definitely drop by your link party!
Think this will be in my crockpot tomorrow! Or today if I can get those beans in a quick soak. This sounds perfect for a cold winter dinner. Putting it in my tailwind queue right now!
Thanks for sharing it.
My husband makes red beans and rice, but I have to say your recipe looks way better! I’ll have to share your recipe with him 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinned and tweeted.
I always am looking for great crock pot recipes and this looks like a winner. I like the fact that it is amde with sauage – sounds good. Saving for later. Thanks for sharing.
Oh this looks so good! Stopping over from Show & Tell!
Thanks for stopping by, Heather!
This looks like a hearty winter meal, and I can make it in the crock pot! Thank you for sharing!
Yum! This looks great! We love rice and beans. I’m going to have to try this one!
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Thank you for dropping by, Melanie!
Yum! This looks so tasty x #sharewithme
Thank you, Jess!
Looks healthy! Thanks for bringing it to Pit Stop Crew,
Janice, Pit Stop Crew
My husband loves red beans & rice. And I love my slow cooker. A great combination! Visiting today from While I’m waiting. Have great day!
That sounds like a win win situation, Donna! Thank you for stopping by!
Popping over from Brag About It! Thank you for linking up with us. Tweeted to share 🙂
This looks and sounds delicious. I might try similar soon but with normal sausage.
Thank you, Emma!
My family is going to love you for this! This is a favorite and the crock pot will make it easier! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!
I hope they enjoy it as much as we do! Thank you for dropping by Pam!
I’m a big fan of red beans and rice, this looks so good, great idea to use the slow cooker! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!
This looks really yummy! Love slow cooker meals. Nice to have it all ready at the end of the day. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
I love a slow cooker recipe, especially something like this which is tasty, hearty and looks warming. Perfect for the winter. I would definitely like to try this.
Sally @ Life Loving
Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature tomorrow xo
Looks delicious I love ultimate comfort meal thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. Pinning and tweeting.
Oh my, this looks so yummy…and easy! My kids LOVE beans and rice. They are going to really enjoy this dish. Pinning! #ShareWithMe
OH this looks amazing I will have to bookmark it for later. I love a good recipe. Huge foodie here. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me and your continual support as it’s getting quieter and quieter on SWM these days I hope it long continues for us all to share. #sharewithme
We love Red Beans and Rice your recipe looks awesome! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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