April 10, 2010

Creole-Style Black Beans

  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds smoked sausage, cut into 1" slices
  • 3 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 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 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • hot cooked rice

Preparation:

Brown sliced sausage in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Drain fat and transfer to the crockpot. Combine remaining ingredients with sausage in the crockpot. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours, or on HIGH for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours. Remove bay leaves. Serve with hot cooked rice.
Serves 6 to 8.
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