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Easy Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


Easy slow cooker recipe for Louisiana red beans and rice–not too spicy but plenty of flavor!


  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 rib of celery, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans of kidney beans, rinsed and drained (I used dark red but you can use light red beans too)
  • 12-16 oz of Andouille sausage, sliced into half inch pieces
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Blackened Seasoning (optional)
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. Combine diced onion, minced garlic, oil, paprika, cajun seasoning and thyme in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 5 minutes, stirring every 90 seconds. Add mixture to the slow cooker.
    Add diced celery, diced green pepper, drained beans, sausage, bay leaf and chicken broth to the slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours or on LOW for 4 hours. Remove the lid and stir. Add a splash of red wine and then salt and pepper and blackened seasoning to taste.
  3. Serve in a bowl with a scoop of rice.


Ideal slow cooker size: 4 quart (I used my 3 quart and it was filled to the brim)