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Red Bean and Rice Recipe

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This recipe for Red Bean and Rice, by , is from It's in the Kitchen where the warmth of shared memories, laughter, and life, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.



1 pound pinto beans
7 cups water
1 medium onion, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped or minced
2 cans Campbell's chicken broth
1-1/2 pounds smoked sausage
1 tablespoons Creole Seasoning (I use Tony's)
Hot cooked rice

Sort your beans taking out the halves or pieces and check for small rocks or pebbles.
Rinse the beans thoroughly and pour into crock pot
Add water and chicken broth to beans.
Add your chopped vegetables and garlic
Slice the sausage into bite size pieces.
Add the sausage and the Creole Seasoning to the other ingredients in the crockpot
Cook for 8 - 10 hours on Low Setting
Put desired amount of rice in a bowl
Ladle in the beans and




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