Creole Red Beans and Rice
1 (16 ounce) package red beans (I use Camellia)
1 large onion, chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
1 bell pepper, finely chopped
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
2-4 teaspoons salt
2-3 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons dried parsley
2-3 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 bouillon cube (I use not-chicken)
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
1 (14 ounce) package vegan Italian sausage, sliced (I use Tofurky)
1. Place red beans in a bowl covered with water and soak overnight. Once the beans have soaked, dump all ingredients except sausage in a crock pot. Pour in water to cover, plus 1".
2. Cook on high for about 4 hours, adding water as needed. Take out a few beans to see if they're soft. If not, keep checking every hour or so.
3. Once soft, take out most of the beans and mash them, then add them back to the crock pot. Add the sausage to the beans and continue cooking for about an hour. Adjust the seasoning, to taste.
Serve hot over cooked rice.
Source of recipe: I wrote this recipe.