Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday Menu

This is my newest keeper recipe.  Nice to know this wonderful dish can be done in the crock pot on a busy day or do as I did on the stove top simmering for half the time.
Tonight's Fare:

Creole Black Beans and Sausage
     over penne pasta
Garlic Bread
Sliced Strawberries and Pineapple 

 Slow Cooker Creole Black Beans and Sausage
2 pounds smoked sausage, cut into 1 inch slices
3 15 oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
1 1/2 cups chopped green pepper
1 cup water
1 8oz. can tomato sauce
4 cloves galic, minced
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
1 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (I didn't use)
2 bay leaves

Cook sausage separately and slice into 1 inch pieces (I did mine thinner).

Crock pot:  stir all ingredients, cover and cook on low until vegetables are tender, about 6 hours.  Removed bay leaves before serving.

Stove top:  saute onion and garlic in a bit of oil, then add peper and celery and cook another minute or two.  Add the rest of the ingredients, bring to boil, reduce to simmer for about 3 hours.

The recipe serves this over steamed rice.  I put over penne pasta.  Its one of those recipes where the flavor will be even better the next day!

The recipe is from All Recipes, just love that site!

Slow Cooker Creole Black Beans and Sausage Recipe -



  1. That sounds yummy! I am going to have to try that one. :)

    Just posted about our future Easter SAL. It's really only a tease, but it is going to be awesome. No rush on the other SAL's.

    Blessings to you and yours always :)

  2. This sounds delicious Glor. I absolutely love that site, I get recipes from there all the time (and haven't found a bad one yet!) Have a blessed week.

  3. I love that site too and I can't believe I missed this recipe. It's right up my alley of things I love. I'll definitely be trying this one.

  4. LOL! I love black beans, and will try this someday. On Saturday I made fabada, a spanish type dish with white beans. Mine wasn't very authentic, bit it was good!
    Have a good day!

  5. Have loved looking at all your goodies you have made and inspirational words you have posted. Black beans are not our cup of tea but it does sound good...Have a wonderful week.. Hugs from Indiana...Birgit

  6. Yum! Sounds good! I'm such a fan of black beans and also of my Crock Pot! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Haven't been able to get black beans around here in quite some time. It's usually a staple in my house as we love black beans and rice. I used to make red beans with sausage all the time ... a dish I picked up while living in Louisiana. I still do make them but without the sausage and ham hock and they are still quite tasty. I think my kids would be happy if I put sausage in anything. ha! Hope you are having a marvelous Monday! :) Tammy P.S. I make time every day to craft. In fact, housework is at the bottom of my list of things to do; although I do have to keep on top of the daily routine and chores that need to be done, but the rest is set aside while I play. :)

  8. Super yummy. I am a beans over rice person. That's a lot of sausage!

  9. Oooh, yum! Do you know what the serving size is and how many WW points? Thanks for sharing!