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Slow-Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Cajun seasoning and red pepper sauce add the right amount of zip to a classic rice and beans dish.

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2
smoked pork hocks (about 1 1/4 pounds)
1
small onion, chopped ( 1/4 cup)
1
can (15 ounces) red beans, rinsed and drained
1
dried bay leaf
1
can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1
tablespoon red pepper sauce
1
medium bell pepper, coarsely chopped ( 3/4 cup)
3
cups water
3
cups uncooked instant rice
2
teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1
pound fully cooked smoked sausage, cut lengthwise in half, then cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Place pork hocks in 3- to 4-quart slow cooker. Top with onion, beans, bay leaf, tomato sauce, pepper sauce and bell pepper in order listed.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • 3 About 30 minutes before serving, heat water to boiling in 2-quart saucepan over high heat. Remove from heat and stir in rice. Cover and let stand about 5 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff rice with fork before serving.
  • 4 Meanwhile, remove pork from cooker; place on cutting board. Pull meat from bones, using 2 forks; discard bones and skin. Return pork to cooker. Stir in Cajun seasoning and sausage. Increase heat setting to high. Cover and cook 15 minutes or until sausage is heated through.
  • 5 For each serving, place 1/2 cup rice in soup bowl and top with 3/4 cup red bean mixture.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

If you can't find smoked pork hocks, you may substitute 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham.

Use Louisiana-style hot sauce for a more authentic flavor.

Long cooking can leach out the flavor from smoked sausage, so we added it at the end to keep the flavor in the sausage where it belongs.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
475
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
1420mg
1420%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
24%;
Exchanges:
2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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