New Orleans Red Beans and Rice (Southern Living 199?)
1lb. dried red beans
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 med. onion, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 lb. andouille sausage, sliced (I use a whole package of smoked sausage. You can order/purchase andouille from Schnucks, but I haven't tried it yet. Today I am using turkey sausage with Hormel turkey peperoni.)
3 T. creole seasoning (Tony's)
Hot cooked rice
Garnish: sliced green onions
Place first 8 ingredients in a 4 quart slow cooker.
Cook, covered, at HIGH 7 hours or until beans are tender. Serve with hot cooked rice. Garnish, if desired. Makes 31/2 quarts.