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Black Bean Creole

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Ingredients

3 pounds smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
5 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, partially drained
1-1/2 cups onions, chopped
1-1/2 cups green pepper, chopped
1-1/2 cups celery, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons leaf thyme
1-1/2 teaspoons leaf oregano
1-1/2 teaspoons black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 chicken bouillon cube
5 bay leaves
8 ounces tomato sauce
1 cup water

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a crockpot. Cover and cook on low 8 hours or high 4 hours. Remove bay leaves. Serve with corn chips, cheese and sour cream.

Rhonda Lindsey
Moline



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