Red Beans and Rice Recipe Crockpot – Tasty and Creamy

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Are you looking for new recipe for the dinner with family? Well, you should find something comfortable to eat like dish cooked in a Crockpot. This red beans and rice recipe Crockpot can be your choice to cook tonight. It’s something that should be eaten together with family. It makes a great family signature dish that will leave all the plates empty. Follow this simple recipe and impress all your family members with your cooking skill.


Unlike other Crockpot recipes, this red beans and rice recipe Crockpot is so much easier. Prepare all the ingredients as following:

Red Beans and Rice Recipe Crockpot

• 1 pound of smoked sausage (cut ½ inch thick)
• 1 quart of onion, bell pepper and celery (pre-chopped)
• 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil or olive oil
• 10 cups of water for low setting of 6 cups for high setting
• 2 tablespoons of garlic powder
• 1 pound of red kidney beans
• 2 tablespoons of onion powder
• 1 teaspoon of thyme (dried)
• 2 bay leaves
• ½ cup of green onion (thinly sliced)
• 6 cups of cooked brown or white rice
• Hot sauce
• Salt
• Black pepper

See also: Recipes Using Smoked Salmon for Risotto Lovers

Cooking Instruction

There is nothing difficult in cooking this red beans and rice recipe Crockpot. Even though it is your first time, it won’t fail you. Just check the steps below.

  1. Prepare large skillet and place it over medium-high heat
  2. Put oil into the skillet
  3. Add onion, bell pepper, and celery. Stir them well with the oil and continue until all vegetables softened. It takes about 3 to 5 minutes. While cooking, make sure to stir occasionally, so the sausage and the vegetables aren’t sticking
  4. Remove skillet from the stove and then transfer it to slow cooker
  5. Add water, garlic powder, red beans, bay leaves, onion powder and the dried thyme. Stir them well while cooking on slow cooker
  6. Set the slow cooker for 4 hours at a high setting or 10 hours at low setting. Do not forget to stir it occasionally
  7. Add thinly sliced green onions and sprinkle it with black pepper and salt according to your liking
  8. Remove it to serving plate or bowl
  9. Serve it over rice and add hot sauce
You can use the pre-chopped trinity (bell pepper, onion, and celery) if it is more practical to you. Here is advice regarding this red beans and rice recipe Crockpot, for more delicious taste, you can do the step no 1 to 5 day ahead of time. Once you are done cooking on the stove, store it in the tight container before you are ready to cook it using the slow cooker.
However, if you do not have time, you do not have to do the sautéing though the taste will not be too flavorful. When you cook using the slow cooker, the beans may have more water and will be thickened upon standing. And if you are a fan of the creamy style of red beans and rice recipe Crockpot, you can mash some beans.

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