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Louisiana Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Whether celebraing Mardi Gras or warming up in the winter months, this classic dish is one you'll want to make often.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Louisiana red beans, red beans and rice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10 -11 cups Red Beans (dependent on how much meat is on the ham hock)
Calories 813 kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 pound Andouille Sausage
  • 1 medium Sweet Red Onion , chopped
  • 2 stalks Celery , chopped
  • ½ large Green Bell Pepper , seeded and chopped
  • 6 medium-large Garlic Cloves , diced
  • 1 1-2 pound Ham Hock
  • 4 15-ounce cans Red Beans , drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons Creole Seasoning
  • 2 ½ cups Low Sodium Chicken Stock
  • 5 cups prepared Long Grain White Rice

Instructions

  1. In a large non-stick skillet, brown the sausage over medium-high heat and set aside. Note: if a non-stick skillet is not available, warm the olive oil first and brown the sausage. Retain pain drippings.
  2. If not already used above, warm the olive oil in the skillet again over medium-high heat. 

  3. Add the onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic to the skillet and sauté for 1-2 minutes to soften slightly and pick up the pan seasonings from the sausage. Place into the bottom of the slow cooker.

  4. Place the browned sausages on top of the vegetables followed by the ham hock. 

  5. Add the red beans. 

  6. Sprinkle the creole seasoning on top and pour in the chicken stock. 

  7. Cook on LOW for 6 hours until the ham is coming off the hock.

  8. Scrape any ham off the hock; place ham back in the slow cooker and discard the bone.

  9. Remove the sausages, cut into slices and place back into the slow cooker. 

  10. Serve over the prepared rice.

Nutrition Facts
Louisiana Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 813 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 114mg38%
Sodium 611mg25%
Potassium 828mg24%
Carbohydrates 89g30%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 405IU8%
Vitamin C 10.5mg13%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.