Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Makes about 9 servings, 1 cup each

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INGREDIENTS


  • 1 pound dried red beans
  • ¾ pound smoked turkey sausage
  • 1 16 ounce package of chopped frozen vegetable mix (celery, bell pepper, onion)
  • 3 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 7 cups water

DIRECTIONS


  1. Wash your hands well with soap and hot water.
  2. Rinse and wash beans in a colander according to package directions.
  3. Slice smoked turkey sausage into thin slices.
  4. Combine all ingredients in a 4-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 7 hours or until beans are tender.
  5. Serve immediately.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

NOTE: Can serve with instant brown rice. Serve with hot sauce if desired.