Well, a good deal of time is spent cooking around here, with teenage boys to feed. I’m making traditional Monday red beans since the smoked sausage is ready. I’m sharing how I do it.
Start with a 1 pound pack of dried Red beans. These are the two local brands available in most grocery stores.
Put the beans, with the water they have been soaking in, into the crockpot. Add 2 pounds of sliced, smoked sausage. Add about 2 cans of chicken broth. You can use just water, but broth gives a more robust flavor.
Season with garlic, salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning. We use a lot, plus our spicy sausage. You may adjust for your taste.
Maybe we use 2-3 cloves of garlic, then a tablespoon or more of Cajun seasoning and salt/pepper.