Red Beans in the Crock Pot

READY IN: 7hrs 15mins
Recipe by CandyTX

"Savory red beans from scratch, made easy with the slow cooker!" My friend, Dy, raved about this... I'll have to try it soon! This is what she had to say about it - Serving Ideas: Husband likes this with rice - and asked me to use sausage next time. I like it with sweet cornbread. It would probably be A LOT healthier without the bacon drippings, and a tablespoon or so of bacon pieces would probably give the same effect flavor-wise.

Top Review by jane49423

This didn't work too well for me - I think four hours was just too long. They got so mushy, that I stopped after first half of the recipe. I may try it again another time.

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Directions

  1. Combine first eight ingredients in your slow cooker, adding the water last, and cook on "High" for four hours. Do not lift lid - it gets tempting around the second-third hour. Resist!
  2. Use pot holders to remove crockery inner liner and drain solids in colander over sink.
  3. Return beans to liner and liner to slow cooker, reducing heat to low.
  4. Drizzle molasses over beans. Add tomatoes. If you are using fresh tomatoes, you will need to add 1/4 - 1/2 cup of tomato juice or other liquid - I used the "petite diced tomatoes" in a can.
  5. Add ham and bacon drippings. If you do not have any reserved drippings, add 2-3 slices of cooked bacon, chopped. Sprinkle cajun seasoning over all and mix with a large wooden spoon.
  6. Put the lid on and let the flavors meld. The beans are done, this time is to put it all together. Ready to go after 2 hours on low, perfect after 4 hours.

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