So, the past few weeks where I live have been cold and snowy. We even lost power once. Pah!
One thing about snow and the cold is, it makes me a bit lazy. I think we can all agree that there is a certain kind of nostalgia that comes along with winter weather. It’s fun and great in the beginning but once we start packing on the inches…Oh to be spring again!
These are the times I like to put my crock to good use and, well, pinterest too. I’m in recovery.
So today for Meal Plan Monday I’d like to share a favorite of mine. This is a meal I like to set and forget and when I come back to it, it’s all juicy and warm. Perfect for that rice and beans budget or that comfort food craving.
1 package of dry red beans (1lb) *No pre soak
7 cups of water
1 medium onion sliced
2 bell peppers sliced
3 cloves minced garlic (3 tsp)
1 lb kielbasa or sausage of choice sliced into pieces ( I used two packages of beef Kielbasa)
2 Tbsp Creole seasoning
Rice- Made separately (4cups)
Pour all contents into your crock pot and cook on high 6 hours or low for 8-10 hours. The sauce will be runny. We like thick sauce so if you would like this consistency take out 1 cup of the juice from the crock pot and mix it with 1/4-1/2 cup (depending on how thick you’d like it) until it dissolves and pour it back into the pot. Mix it all up and serve over rice. I cook my rice 30 minutes before.
Homemade creole seasoning: from behindthebites
3 Tbsp Salt
3 Tbsp Paprika
2 Tbsp Black pepper
2 Tbsp White pepper
2 Tbsp Chili powder
1 Tbsp Cumin
1 Tbsp Onion powder
1 Tbsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Cayenne pepper
This recipe makes 1 cup
Mix it all up and store in an airtight container. I leave out the cayenne pepper for my children or add just a sprinkle.