Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

25 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofValerie Bertinelli

Total: 8 hr 20 min Cook: 20 min

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Level: Easy



  • 1 pound dried red beans
  • 1/2 pound andouille sausage, chopped 
  • 3 ribs celery, chopped 
  • 1 smoked ham shank 
  • 1 medium onion, chopped 
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped 
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika 
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar 
  • Kosher salt 
  • 4 cups chicken stock 
  • 8 cups cooked long-grain white rice, for serving 
  • 4 scallions, chopped 


  • In a slow cooker, combine the beans, andouille, celery, ham shank, onions, bell peppers, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, cayenne, onion powder, paprika, brown sugar and 2 teaspoons salt. Add the chicken stock and 2 cups water and stir to mix.

  • Cook on the high setting until the beans are tender, 6 to 8 hours. Season with salt. Serve with rice, topped with scallions.

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25 Ratings

Lee Z.
Yes what can you use beside a ham shank would love to try this!<div>I thoroughly enjoy this show - love Valerie, love the realness, the recipes, --- please don't take off this show! Every time I like a show it vanishes and only repeats and reruns.  This is new and fresh! Please don't take it away - anyone agree?</div> See All Reviews Post Review

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