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Slow Cooker Cajun Red Beans & Rice

Thick creamy slow cooker red beans and rice is a Cajun style recipe chock full of flavorful veggies, savory spices, and andoullie sausage. It can be served & enjoyed as a stew, side dish, or as the main meal making it easy to prepare as it is fit for any occasion.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Soak Time8 hrs
Total Time16 hrs 10 mins
Course: Crockpot, Main Course, Side Dish, Slow Cooker, Stew
Cuisine: Cajun, Creole
Servings: 6
Calories: 806kcal


  • 1 lb dried red beans soaked overnight
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 lb andouille sausage sliced into rounds (smoked beef sausage works well too)
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped (optional)
  • 8 cloves garlic chopped (the more the better)
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Creole seasoning or to taste
  • 8 cups cooked rice


  • Rinse the soaked red beans and add them to the bottom of a slow cooker.
  • Add in the water, sausage, onions, peppers, jalapeno (if using), garlic and pepper.
  • Cook on HIGH for 8 hours or until the texture of the bean is creamy when you bite into it.
  • Mash about 1/3 of the beans with a potato masher.
  • Season with the Creole seasoning and serve over cooked rice.


Calories: 806kcal | Carbohydrates: 110g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 711mg | Potassium: 1418mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 476IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 7mg