Yankee Red Beans and Rice

This is THE best recipe for red beans and rice that you will ever find. I think it's much better than the Louisiana dish.

Yankee Red Beans and Rice recipe


  • 1 pound dry red beans
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green or red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 ribs celery, sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 1 pound Polish sausage, sliced
  • Hot, cooked rice
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced (garnish)


  1. Add the dry beans to the slow cooker.
  2. In a skillet, sauté onion, bell pepper and celery for 3 minutes then add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add to slow cooker.
  3. Add bay leaves, spices, chicken stock and wine.
  4. Cook on LOW for 7 hours.
  5. Add sausage. Cook for one hour.
  6. Remove bay leaves before serving.
  7. Serve with hot, cooked rice.


From the family recipe collection of Linda Jolly.

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