Clean Red Beans
The same southern comfort goodness with a distinctly homemade flair, lightened up!
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!