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Crockpot beans and sausage

This stuff is soooooooo yummy!

This week’s easy but super-yummy recipe is courtesy of Holly, a dear friend of mine.  She is seriously one of the best cooks I know.  And she makes everything look so simple to make!  So when she cooked this beans-and-sausage and served it to me, I asked for the recipe.  She said, “Oh, it’s the easiest thing I make, but it’s so good!”  I thought, “Yeah, easy for you maybe…”  But she was right!!! This is probably the simplest recipe I’ll ever share here, but man is it delicious!


1 lb. dry pinto beans

1 onion, chopped

2 chicken (pollo) bouillon cubes or seasoning packets

(found in Hispanic section of grocery store)

2 1-lb. packages skinless smoked sausage, cut into bite-size pieces.

(Eckrich and John Morell both make skinless)

Salt and Pepper

Soak beans overnight.  Rinse and put in crockpot.  Add onion, bouillon, and sausage. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add enough water to make pot 3/4 full.

Cook on low 8-10 hours or high 4-5 hours.  Serve over rice.


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Have a wonderful Friday!  God bless you and keep you safe.

My foot has held fast to His steps;
I have kept His way and not turned aside.

I have not departed from the commandment of His lips;
I have treasured the words of His mouth
More than my necessary food. ~ Job 23:11-12