Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Recipe – A  traditional Creole red beans and rice recipe that everyone loves made easy in the slow cooker! 

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Recipe - A  traditional Creole red beans and rice recipe that everyone loves made easy in the slow cooker!  // addapinch.com

Red beans and rice, it is definitely always a family favorite meal at my house and one that is comforting and delicious. I remember growing up that Mama would make it for special meals when she knew that she would be home all day so that she could tend to it on the stove, having to make sure that she kept plenty of liquid in the Dutch oven so it didn’t scorch.

Now, I just take about 5 minutes to toss everything for the red beans into the slow cooker, set the timer and walk away. No need to babysit the pot or hover around the kitchen. Talk about easy! This remake of a family favorite goes down as a definite win in my book! 

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Recipe

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Recipe - A  traditional Creole red beans and rice recipe that everyone loves made easy in the slow cooker!  // addapinch.com

How to Make Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Recipe

To make my easy slow cooker red beans and rice, I start using canned red kidney beans. I drain 2 cans of the beans and leave one can as is, undrained.

To the canned beans, I also add in my smoked sausage, celery, bell pepper, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and chili powder. For the smoked sausage, you can use a spicy andouille sausage or a milder version based on your preference. I will say that when I serve this to guests, I make sure to use a milder variety since the spiciness of andouille sausage might not work for everyone. If you aren’t sure, I would suggest going mild to begin with but trying it with the andouille at some point too!

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Recipe - A  traditional Creole red beans and rice recipe that everyone loves made easy in the slow cooker!  // addapinch.com

Stir all of the ingredients together so that they are well combined, pop the lid onto your slow cooker and set the timer for 4 hours on high.

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Recipe - A  traditional Creole red beans and rice recipe that everyone loves made easy in the slow cooker!  // addapinch.com

Once the beans and other vegetables are tender, give your red beans another stir to combine all of the flavors. I have to say, it is mighty hard to resist this big pot cooking away. The smell is out of this world!

As the red beans are finishing, cook your favorite rice according to the package directions.

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Recipe - A  traditional Creole red beans and rice recipe that everyone loves made easy in the slow cooker!  // addapinch.com

Add rice to each serving bowl and top with a ladle filled with the red beans. Then, top your red beans and rice with green onions and parsley for serving and devour!

How to Freeze Red Beans and Rice Recipe

Once cooked, allow to cool completely and then portion into freezer-safe container(s). Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When ready to serve, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat and serve.

Here’s my Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Recipe - A  traditional Creole red beans and rice recipe that everyone loves made easy in the slow cooker!  // addapinch.com

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Recipe

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Recipe – A traditional Creole red beans and rice recipe that everyone loves made easy in the slow cooker! 
4.52 from 31 votes

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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 40 mins
Servings: 10
Course Main Course
Calories: 502kcal
Cuisine American
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 2 15-ounce cans red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 15-ounce can red kidney beans, undrained
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage thinly sliced (andouille or smoked)
  • 3 celery ribs chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • green onions chopped, for garnish
  • fresh parsley chopped, for garnish

Instructions

  • Add red kidney beans, smoked sausage, celery, bell pepper, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and chili powder to a 6-quart slow cooker. Set on high setting and cook for 4 hours.
  • Cook rice according to package directions.
  • Serve red beans over top of the cooked rice. Top with fresh green onions and parsley.

Notes

.This is a mild recipe with smoked sausage.  For a spicier version, use a spicy andouille sausage. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 826mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 13.2mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 4mg
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Recipe - A  traditional Creole red beans and rice recipe that everyone loves made easy in the slow cooker!  // addapinch.com

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99 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. Love this recipe and making it again for the 3rd time for a party. Thanks for the comments on how to get the sauce thicker- that’s the only thing I will do different this time. Otherwise delish and excited to make this for my friends!

    1. I’m so glad you like this recipe and hope your friends do as well. Thanks so much, Amber.

  2. A good way to thicken it is to take a little bit of the beans and veggies out, mash them a little and add them back in. I actually used my magic bullet to break them up, worked great.

    1. You can use red, yellow, or green pepper, Lynn; whichever you prefer. Hope you enjoy!

    1. Patty, I haven’t tried cooking them together but I would think the rice would be mush if cooked in the slow cooker for 6 hours.

  3. I made this yesterday. I did soak my light kidney beans overnight. They were perfectly cooked all day in my 5 qt crockpot on high the next day. At the end, for us, we needed more salt/seasoning so I added 1 tsp Toni Chaseries creole (with salt) seasoning. I also added the other half of the pound of smoked sausage (Hillshire). I cooked it 10 minutes longer stirring ocassionally. My family said it was the best red beans and rice I’d ever made.

  4. I wanted to try a different recipe for red beans and rice to the one my husband makes so thought I would give this one a go. The only change I would make is to add a creole seasoning to it in place of the chili powder. We found the flavor to be very bland. Otherwise this recipe cooked up very nicely. I followed the cooking instructions and the beans were definitely done. I could have even reduced the time to5 hrs on high. I have the Ninja all in one cooker with the Teflon pot so I typically need to cook things slightly less time than a recipe calls for. Good easy meal with flavor adjustment options. I’ll make this again.

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