A wonderfully satisfying treat for both the taste buds and to the eye! Very easy to prepare, and even the leftovers the next day were exquisitely delicious. You can make this as spicy as you dare, by altering the amount of cayenne. The spicier the better for me, so I added a bit of Tabasco to the mix for good measure. Also threw in a good-sized pinch of basil. Although the recipe calls for crock-pot cooking, I was pressed for time and prepared this on the stove-top. Next time I will try the crock pot, just so this wonderful smell will be present in the kitchen throughout the day.
We have made this many many times. It is so good. Just as good as we had at ou favorite BBQ restaurant, and our BBQ guru neighbors raved about it too when we shared. Didn't change anything.
Five star keeper, no question. Wonderful. Made overnight in my crockpot so it would be ready to take to a friend the next morning. Only change - had no celery. Will make again and again. THANKS!
Last fall I happened upon this recipe. It is FANTASTIC!!! It freezes well and can be used as a baked potato topping or in a tortilla. I have added chicken or kidney beans etc and that is great too. I do OAMC, as I am alone, so I can enjoy it at anytime.
This was a very good, satisfying meal. I made it in the crockpot and used 1 lb. of beans that were soaked overnight. I kept everything else the same, using mild cajun sausage. I used Tony Cacherie's seasoning so I omitted the cayenne and peppers. In the beginning, I saw that it needed more water so I added 1 cup more.We ate this with Mozzarella and Roasted Red Pepper Toasts, which was very nice. Thanks so much-
We've been making this for a few years now. We soak 3 cups of dry black beans over night and sub 1 cup of chicken stock for the bouillon cube. Might try the petite diced tomatoes this time around. And we always use Andouille sausage. We freeze this for DH's lunches. Update: We've found we need to add 2-3 cups of chicken stock if the beans are not pre-cooked.
I made this on the stove-top. Browned the sausage and then all the vegetables. Added all the remaining ingredients substituting a can of petite diced tomatoes instead of the tomato sauce. It still needed a little something extra so I added 3TBLS bottled lime juice. Perfect.
Wow, great beans. I used Andouie? sausage. Not spelled right. The flavor was great. I left out some of the pepper because this type of sausage is so spicy. Was really wonderful, am thinking of making it for a party.
Unfortunately we had to use chorizo instead of a nice Andouille smoked sausage but it still turned out OK. We used a can of diced tomatoes instead of sauce, which we enjoyed. We'll be making it again, especially if we can find the right sausage... perhaps homemade?
A co-worker of mine has been making this for our office holiday party for years - I love it, but she's retiring, so I'm delighted to see it here for safekeeping. This recipe is terrific and easy - a crockpot recipe that's not mushy or bland. Yum!