Northernized Red Beans and Rice

Definitely not the authentic southern dish – a bit more mild which was appreciated by our kids.


  • 4-16oz. cans of kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-14.5oz can of diced tomatoes, undrained (optional)
  • 1 lb smoked sausage, cut into slices
  • 1c chicken broth
  • 3 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Combine everything in the crockpot.  Cover and cook on low, 8-10 hours.  Stir before serving, remove bay leaf.
  2. Serve over hot, cooked rice.

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