Creole-Style Crock Pot Black Beans and Sausage

Creole Black Beans

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

  • Total: 7 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
759 Calories
16g Fat
113g Carbs
45g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 759
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 560mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 113g 41%
Dietary Fiber 33g 117%
Protein 45g
Calcium 338mg 26%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This dish of black beans is amped up with spicy andouille sausage, a variety of herbs, some tomato sauce, and the classic "holy trinity" of Cajun and Creole cooking.

Serve the black beans with crusty French bread or homemade cornbread or cornbread muffins. Make it a well-balanced meal with a side salad or lightly dressed arugula or spring greens.

Ingredients

  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds spicy smoked sausage (cut into 1/2-inch slices)
  • 3 (15 ounces each) cans black beans (drained)
  • 1 1/2 cups onion (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups celery (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons leaf thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons leaf oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 (8 ounces) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Brown the sliced sausage in a heavy skillet over medium heat.

  3. Drain fat and transfer the sliced sausage to the crock pot.

  4. Combine remaining ingredients with sausage in the crock pot.

  5. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours, or on HIGH for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours.

  6. Remove bay leaves.

  7. Serve with hot cooked rice, if desired.

  8. Enjoy!