Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
  • Total: 8 hr 20 min
  • Active: 20 min


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 


  1. 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.
  2. 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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This was one of the best dishes I have ever made. My boyfriend melted when I surprised him with this. I used the leftover ham from Easter for this and saved so much money. Between the 2 of us we had so much leftovers but they were ALL eaten 😂❤️ 10/10 would recommend. Very easy and beginner friendly. 

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