Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

“Smoked turkey sausage and red pepper flakes add zip to this saucy, slow-cooked version of the New Orleans classic. For extra heat, add red pepper sauce at the table.” —Julia Bushree, Georgetown, Texas

Louisiana Red Beans and RiceTaste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
8 20minutes 3hours
Servings Prep Time
8 20minutes
Cook Time
  1. In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 11 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low until vegetables are tender, 3-4 hours.
  2. Stir before serving. Remove bay leaf. Serve with green onions and rice.
  3. Freeze option: Discard bay leaf and freeze cooled bean mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary. Serve as directed.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

1 cup (calculated without rice): 291 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 1070mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 13g fibre), 24g protein.