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Very Veggie Slow Cooked Red Beans & Rice

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2008-07-25 Main Dish
4.9 76

A hearty, healthy, vegetarian dinner--red beans with onions, peppers, potatoes and carrots served with rice and Tabasco sauce.

  • Servings: 6

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp Olive Oil
3 cloves Garlic
1 Medium Yellow Onion
3 Leeks
1 Medium Green Pepper
2 Medium White Potatoes
1 cup Baby Carrots
2× 15.5 oz cans Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained
4 cups Vegetable Broth
1 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Salt
¼ tsp Coarse Ground Black Pepper
3 cups Cooked Brown Rice
Tabasco Sauce, optional

Directions:

Heat oil in crock pot on high setting.

Using a garlic press, crush garlic cloves directly into crock pot.

Stir and allow to simmer while chopping remaining vegetables.

Chop onion into large chunks, as for a stew and stew into crock pot.

Slice white ends of the leeks into 1/4" rounds, discarding green tops and stir into crock pot.

Chop green pepper into large chunks and stir into crock pot.

Chop potatoes into eight pieces each, leaving skins on.

Add potatoes, carrots, beans broth, chili powder, salt and pepper to crock pot.

Stir all the ingredients together well.

Cover and cook until potatoes are done, 3 hours on high or 6 to 8 hours on low.

Serve red beans over a bed of rice accompanied with Tabasco sauce, if desired.

Helpful Tips:

Adding potatoes and carrots to the standard red beans and rice, makes a hearty, well balanced meal.