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5 from 7 votes

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Want pure comfort but don't want to put in the effort? This Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice is a fix it and forget it classic dish that will feed a crowd.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 378kcal


  • 1 lb dried red beans
  • 1 lb smoked sausage sliced
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1-2 Tbs creole seasoning
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • Cooked rice


  • In strainer add your beans and rinse.
  • In a 6qt crockpot add your beans, sausage, pepper, onion, creole seasoning and garlic.
  • Slowly add water and broth and stir everything together to combine.
  • Cook on high 6 hours then remove lid and using potato masher mash some of your beans, replace lid and continue cooking for another hour.
  • Serve over hot cooked rice!


  1. Nutritional Calculations are calculated before serving with rice.
  2. Make sure you cook this on high heat, this way the beans are ensured to be done in time.
  3. You DO NOT have to soak your beans ahead of time for this recipe.
  4. Mash your beans, this creates the perfect texture to spoon over your rice.
  5. To tone down the heat use smoked sausage and less creole sauce.
  6. We have an instant pot version linked above if you want a quicker meal.
  7. Add some cheese when serving, trust me it's weird, but tastes amazing


Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 817mg | Potassium: 1011mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 22.5mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 4.7mg