Wow! This was really, really good! I didn't change a thing and will make it again.
My husband is from Louisiana and he's been telling me how red beans & Rice are his fav. I didn't know what the big deal was until I made this last night. I never had Red beans and Rice in my life, but your dish was AWESOME!!!!!!
I am a native of New Orleans, and grew up eating Red Beans & Rice. I had never had then with tomato sauce and tomato paste added. I thought I would try a new way to fix them. They were very good. I added choppped onion to the beans when I started them in the along with the garlic and other spices. I let the beans cook soft in the crockpot and then I cut up the Cajun Sausage (not Andoulille) and fried it in a cast iron skillet and rendered the fat. Drained on paper towels and added to beans. All in all a very tasty meal with just a few changes. Will make again. Prepared for the Rajun Cajun Photo Tag game Sept 2009.
I've never used dry beans before and this was a great recipe for my first try! I tried it after 6 hours but still had several hard beans so I cranked up my crockpot and they were great in about 2 more hours. Like a previous poster said, it probably depends a lot on your crockpot. My husband doesn't eat spicy foods and he loved this recipe. I loved it too and was able to add hot sauce to my portion and it was still delicious! Thanks!
This is really delicious! I used 1.75 teaspoons cajun seasoning (w/o salt, from this site). I've never seen cajun kielbasa (how do you make Cajun Polish sausage anyway?), so I used turkey kielbasa (great lower cal/fat alternative). Also, I cooked it on low for 6 hours (after trying other recipes, I think you don't need more than 6 hours for beans, but it does depend on your crockpot). Next time, I think I'll add 2.25t cajun seasoning or just add a little more cayenne to my mix for more kick.
we didn't like this. it was dry and reminded us of beans & weenies from a can.
This is a wonderful recipe! The only change that I made was to use spicy soy sausage as I cannot eat meat products. Everyone around here kept commenting on the wonderful aromas while it was cooking. Great flavours and thanks for taking the boring out of some vegetarian bean recipes! - cgyvegan
Grrrrrrrrrrreat ! I used healthy choice sausage but other than that did not change a thing. We l-ov-e-d it !
This was easy and very good. I added some celery to it. Used approximately 2 tsp. cajun seasoning and probably could have used more. I used a smoked sausage rather than cajun sausage.