Slow Cooker White Beans with Tasso

Slow Cooker White Beans with Tasso
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 95.2
  • Total Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.0 mg
  • Sodium: 882.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 9.5 g

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Introduction

The traditional Cajun-style smoked meat, Tasso, gives this simple and satisfying dish a Lousiana flair. You can find packaged Tasso in some specialty or high-end grocers. Slow-cook this dish all day and then serve with rice for an easily prepared healthy, hearty supper. The traditional Cajun-style smoked meat, Tasso, gives this simple and satisfying dish a Lousiana flair. You can find packaged Tasso in some specialty or high-end grocers. Slow-cook this dish all day and then serve with rice for an easily prepared healthy, hearty supper.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    3/4 cup Great Northern beans
    4 ounces packaged Tasso (like Savoie), diced
    3/4 cup onion, diced
    3/4 cup green bell pepper, diced
    1 clove garlic, crushed or minced
    1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    1 1/2 cup water
    salt and pepper, to taste






Directions

IMPORTANT: The prep time above does not include soaking time for the beans. Please know that you will need to soak or at least parboil the beans before setting them to slow-cook.

- Rinse beans in a colander.

- Place beans in a pan covered with an inch or two of water and soak overnight. (Parboiling also works if time is short)

AFTER SOAKING:

- Dice the bell pepper and onion and mince or crush the garlic clove. Chop the Tasso into small chunks.

- Drain beans and combine them in a bowl with the vegetable and the tasso, and mix evenly.

- You can season the mixture with the salt, pepper and pepper flakes now, or wait until you've put in the water.

- Place the mixture in the slow cooker and pour in enough water to almost cover the mixture. Stir to ensure even cooking. Season now if you haven't already. Just remember that Tasso is usually a little bit spicy and definitely salty, so you will want to make sure you don't overdo on those two things. You can always season more after it's cooked.

- Cover the slow cooker, set it to "Warm" (or the lowest settings) and turn the pot on to cook for 6 to 8 hours.

Serve atop cooked white (or brown) long-grain rice for a satisfying meal.

NOTES:

- I would suggest "Warm" for a 6- to 8-hour slow cook, but it really depends on your appliance. Also, this meal can be ready in as little as 4 to 5 hours with a higher setting on your slow cooker.

- This dish is intended for use with a small (3 to 4-quart )crockpot. If you have a larger crockpot, the recipe can be doubled if needed.

There are many delicious variations on these beans with the seasonings and the vegetables used. Garlic powder can be used instead of fresh garlic. For veggies, celery is often used in white bean dishes, as is red bell pepper. Whatever your inner cook wants to do! The main thing is to enjoy and share it with someone you care about.






Serving Size: 4

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CAROLINEINCITY.

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