Let your slow cooker do all of the work for dinner tonight with this Skinny Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice!
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Skinny Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice
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Today, I am welcoming Kallee from Creative Southern Home to share a recipe for #EatHealthy16. After you grab the recipe, be sure to head over to her blog and enter the awesome Blendtec giveaway for a chance to win! 🙂
Hi I am Kallee from Creative Southern Home and I am so excited to be sharing one of my favorite recipes here on Love Bakes Good Cakes with Jamie! I have been blogging for about 5 years now and I have found that I one of my favorite things to blog about is recipes. Since I cook for my family of 6 at least 6 days a week, so I am always looking for great recipes for my family to enjoy. I also enjoy other things like hiking, crafting, decorating, DIY and watching some great shows on HGTV, so I like quick and easy recipes that are family favorites so I can get in and out of the kitchen quickly. One of my family’s favorite recipe is my Homemade Lasagna. It is a great recipe that is super easy to fix.
Making the beans and rice
This recipe for Skinny Red Beans and Rice comes from my mom and we have loved it for years. I have discovered that one of the secrets of great southern cooks is that they add a little sugar to their recipes! This recipe has a smidgeon, and I know my husbands grandmother always added a tsp of sugar to her vegetables and they were the BEST!
I love this recipe because you can cook it in the crockpot for some great flavor. If I am really in a rush and I forget to plan ahead I can make it in a pot on the stove right before dinner. Use smoked turkey sausage to make it healthier. I love that it has so many great flavors in it too. It is just spicy enough to have a little kick, but not too spicy. You could add some more heat if you want to by adding some diced Jalapeño peppers. You may also use a mild variety of diced tomatoes and chilies for less heat. It is a very customizable recipe. It is also chocked full of beans and tomatoes for some great nutrition.
Did you know that beans and rice together make a complete protein? Lots of good for you stuff in this great recipe! Sometimes I fix my wonderful Skillet Cornbread and put the bean mixture of a piece of delicious cornbread instead of the rice. Any way you serve it you can’t go wrong!
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- 1 lb smoked sausage, sliced
- 4 cans Red Beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 large Bell Pepper, diced
- 1 large Onion, finely diced
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 2 TBL Sugar
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 Can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
- 6 cups Prepared Brown Rice (I use a quick cooking rice)
- In a Slow cooker combine all the ingredients, stirring to combine well. Cover and cook on low heat for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. Stir again before serving.
- Serve over rice.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1421Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 1238mgFiber: 12gSugar: 12gProtein: 40g