Friday, March 20, 2015

Slow Cooker Sausage, Beans, and Greens from Kalyn's Kitchen

This Slow Cooker Sausage, Beans, and Greens might not win any beauty contests, but it will win over your tastebuds.

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(Photo from Kalyn's Kitchen.)

(For Friday Favorites we spotlight past recipes that you may have missed, and I love all the flavors in this healthy and delicious slow cooker favorite of mine with sausage, beans, and greens.  Today's the first day of spring but nights are still cool, so I think this sounds like a perfect dish for this time of year.)

This dish is one of those ugly-but-delicious recipes that so many people associate with slow cooker meals, and although it may not be overly colorful, this recipe for Slow Cooker Sausage, Greens, and Beans from Kalyn's Kitchen is one of my all-time favorite slow cooker recipes.  I start with soaked, dried beans that I cook on the stove (substitute one can of beans if you prefer.)  Put the barely cooked beans into the slow cooker with a little bit of cooking water, well-browned sausage, and collard greens, or other greens of your choice.  Cook for a few hours on high or a little longer on low and you'll have a delicious meal that only gets better if it's reheated as leftovers!

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
  • Fresh-cooked or canned beans
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • hot turkey or pork Italian sausage
  • oil
  • collard greens
  • bean cooking liquid or liquid from canned beans
  • garlic
  • For serving:  Parmesan cheese if desired

Get the complete recipe for Slow Cooker Sausage, Greens, and Beans from Kalyn's Kitchen.

Recommended Slow Cooker Size:
I used my Crock-Pot 3-1/2-Quart Slow Cooker for this recipe.

More Slow Cooker Recipes from Kalyn's Kitchen
Lemony Turkey Soup with Spinach and Orzo from Kalyn's Kitchen
Kielbasa and White Bean Stew with Tomatoes and Spinach from Kalyn's Kitchen

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More Ideas with Dried Beans in the Slow Cooker:

Black-Eyed Peas and Ham from Skinnytaste

Black Bean Enchiladas from The Kitchn

Coconut Red Beans and Rice from A Year of Slow Cooking

Guinness Baked Beans from Dinner with Julie

Puerto Rican Black Beans with Sofrito and Cilantro from The Perfect Pantry


  1. I definitely need to try this out - I know I'd love it!

  2. Thanks Deb! It's definitely one of those rustic recipes that's so warm and comforting.

  3. That is a bowl of comfort with awesome flavors. I love slow cooked collards - such a good idea!

  4. Ugly, maybe, but who cares? The flavors sound like a perfect combination. (Thanks for linking to one of my slow cooker recipes, too.)

    1. Thanks Lydia; I do love all these flavors!


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