Prepare kidney beans:

Place 1 lb of dry red kidney beans in a slow cooker (rinse them first).  Add 6 cups of water and cook on high 4-6 hours.

4-6 hours later…

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 each red, yellow, green bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 T minced garlic
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 t cayenne pepper
  • 1 t thyme
  • 1 t sage
  • 1 t Tony Chachere’s or another creole seasoning
  • 1 lb turkey sausage
  • brown whole grain rice, cooked as directed
  1. Saute all chopped vegetables in skillet with a high heat cooking oil (I use safflower or grape seed) until tender.
  2. Add everything else (except rice), plus beans and 4 cups of water to a pot.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and let simmer 20 minutes.
  3. Serve over rice.
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