Today is Fat Tuesday and I have been sharing some Mardi Gras recipes with you the last couple of weeks. Today is the end of the Mardi Gras series and I am going to give you a bonus recipe today as well. I don't normally eat red beans and rice but my husband likes them and when I found this recipe it looked like something I would enjoy. I will share with you how I made it and then the suggestions made from my husband the red beans and rice eater.
Cold water will be fine. I know some beans you have to soak in warm water but you don't have to this time.
In Cajun cooking this is called the trinity the onion, celery and bell pepper. All their recipes call for these three things. Also it called for garlic but I forgot to get some at the store. A little later on I will add a little garlic powder.
Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice Recipe
1 lb bag dried red beans
7 cups water
2 cans Campbells chicken broth or about 3 cups
1 bell pepper
3 celery stalks
1 lb smoked sausage
2 T creole seasoning