December 6, 2010

Red Beans & Rice

Sometimes, I love cooking something in the crock pot that must cook all day long. While it's cooking all day long, it makes my house smell amazing and usually makes my mouth water... a lot!!

For us, the greatest day for Red Beans & Rice is on a game day!! Especially a 6:00 game!! By the time 6:00 rolls around, it's kickoff and the red beans & rice are ready!

Red Beans & Rice is so easy! It doesn't involve a roux or anything that has to be done special just so it's gluten free. Just throw it in the crock pot and let it go!!

1 16oz bag  of Red Beans
1 Green Bell Pepper (Chopped)
1 Onion (Chopped)
1-2 packages of Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage (or any of your favorite smoked sausage)
1/4c Tony Chachere's Seasoning (may want to adjust either way depending on how spicy you like it)

The Night Before:
Go through your bag of red beans and pick out any of the 'bad beans'. Any that are discolored, cut in half, etc. Put the beans in a bowl and soak overnight.

The Next Day:
Place your soaked beans in the crock pot and cover with water. Add the chopped onion, bell pepper and Tony Chachere's. Let cook on Medium-High until beans are tender, but not ready (about 5 hours depending on how hot your crock pot gets). Add the sliced sausage and let cook for 1 more hour or until beans are perfectly tender and ready to eat! Serve over cooked white rice!

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