Classic Red Beans And Rice

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beans and rice

I recently made beans and rice in the crockpot.  I've made this tasty warm-me-up dish before but never in the crockpot.  It tasted so much better!  I can't believe I've never made them this way before!  For our family of 4, I did this...

Soak 1/2 lb. of red beans overnight.  In the morning, drain the water and put beans in the crockpot along with...

1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
bacon slices, cut up (turkey bacon is fine)
salt and pepper

I combined all of this with the beans and put enough water to go over the beans by 1 inch.  Cook on low for 10-12 hours.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  These beans were delicious served over rice and with a side of cornbread!

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7 comments

  1. That sounds tasty to me! I'll have to try that sometime. We can't get dried beans here, but we do get fresh beans - even better!

    My go-to red beans and rice recipe is the "Caribbean Beans and Rice" from the More with Less cookbook. It has ingredients like lime and tomato in it, and I always add some cilantro. In fact, we just had it the other day and are eating up the leftovers now!

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  2. I've only ever cooked beans in the crockpot - the other ways seem too time-consuming. It's good to hear that the crockpot version tastes better, too! :)

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  3. Sounds delicious! I love cooking beans in my crockpot =)

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  4. I have a (possibly stupid) question. Did you cook the bacon before you put it in?

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  5. Delish!! The crockpot definitely does make a difference :) I haven't tried bacon, but I do fry up some kielbasa sausages and then stir them in with the beans as they cook. Mmm, craving some now!

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  6. Can I just say, I am printing this out right now!! We love red beans and rice, and the crock pot is one of my favorite kitchen items:)

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