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Clean Red Beans

The same southern comfort goodness with a distinctly homemade flair, lightened up!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun
Servings 10


  • Slow cooker, Chef's knife, Cutting board, Pot or rice cooker, Immersion blender or potato masher, Tall bowl


  • 1 lb dry red beans rinsed thoroughly
  • 1 lb chicken sausage cut into thin slices,
  • 1/2 large onion diced
  • 5 celery stalks chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 2 leaves bay
  • 7 cups water
  • 10 cups cooked rice approximately 3 cups dry
  • A couple drops of hot sauce on top optional


  • Rinse the red beans thoroughly and drain.
  • Add all the ingredients (with the exception of the rice) to the slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for 6 hours or 9-10 hours on low. My slow cooker gets incredibly hot and I have found it only takes about 8 hours for us. Make sure to check around the 8 hour mark
  • When there is one hour remaining, ladle 4-5 spoonfuls of beans (try not to get any sausage) into a tall bowl and blend with immersion blender for 30 seconds. You may use potato masher if needed. Add back to slow cooker and continue to cook for the remaining hour.
  • Set the rice to cook at this time according to package directions.
  • Serve with 1 cup rice in each serving with a small dab of hot sauce on top for the parents!
Keyword Cleaner Dinners, Helathier Red Beans, Slow Cooker Red Beans