Slow Cooker New Orleans Red Beans

Ingredients:

1 lb dry red beans
2 quarts water
1 ½ cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
4 bay leaves
1 cup chopped sweet green pepper
3 Tbsp chopped garlic
3 tsp dried parsley
2 tsp dried thyme, crushed
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper

Directions:

  1. Pick through beans to remove bad beans. Follow soaking directions on bean package.
  2. After soaking, drain and rinse beans.
  3. In a 5-quart slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cook over low heat for 8 to 9 hours, or until beans are tender.
  4. Stir and mash beans against side of slow cooker until creamy. Remove bay leaves.
  5. Serve over hot cooked brown rice, if desired.

Serves 8.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

171 calories
0.5 g total fat
0.1 g saturated fat
0 mg cholesterol
285 mg sodium
7.2 g fiber
32 g carbohydrates
10 g protein

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