This Crockpot sausage and black beans for two recipe is easy and delicious. All you have to do is toss everything into the slow cooker, turn it on, and leave it for a few hours.
You’ll certainly be delighted when you come home to a meal that requires very little effort.
Crock Pot meals for two have become one of my specialties, since my husband and I are now empty nesters. So I’ve been experimenting with different combinations of meats and vegetables to come up with something we like.
Surprisingly, we like everything I’ve made so far. For example, this Crockpot chicken stew for two was so satisfying we both had seconds.
You can get slow cookers in a variety of sizes. I have several, and I use all of them. For example, this 6-quart Crock Pot from Amazon is ideal for a family of four.
Or if you’re having a larger crowd, get this 8-quart Crock Pot slow cooker. The one I used for this meal is much smaller than either of those. I have a link to it in the recipe card below.
Although you can put as much as you want into this dish, I limited it this time. I had 2 leftover sausages from something we had last week. So I cut those up and threw them into the pot.
I also added a can of drained black beans, 1/4 of a package of frozen seasoning mix with onions and peppers.
Finally, I poured some beef broth into the pot.
I didn’t use any salt or pepper because the sausages are so spicy. Plus the broth and beans have salt.
If you want leftovers, go ahead and add an extra can of black beans. You can also cut up some more sausage and toss that in.
You can also make this with dry beans, but I recommend cooking them in advance in your Instant Pot if you have one. That saves a tremendous amount of time.
How to Make Crockpot Sausage and Black Beans
I used one of my small slow cookers because that’s all I needed for this recipe for two. Since I don’t like things sticking to the inside of the pot, I sprayed it with nonstick cooking spray.
Then I just dumped all of the ingredients into the pot and gave it a quick stir.
Finally, put the lid on the pot and turn it on. All you have to do now is wait a few hours, and you have dinner.
What to Serve with Crockpot Sausage and Black Beans
Since this Crockpot Sausage and Black Beans is such a simple, one-pot meal, I like to start with a salad—either a BLT salad or this tomato cucumber corn salad. You can also serve a more basic lettuce and tomato salad or a fruit cup.
Although you can serve this all by itself, I like to put it on top of some sort of rice. I would normally cook some yellow rice to go with it.
But since it’s already salty enough, I served white rice this time. You can also serve it over pasta, quinoa, or mashed potatoes.
- 1 cup of sliced smoked sausage (2 large links cut into bite-size pieces)
- 1 can of drained black beans
- 1/2 cup of chopped onions and peppers
- 3 cups of beef broth
- Spray the inside of a small slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
- Pour all of the ingredients into the slow cooker and give it a quick stir.
- Cover it with the lid and cook it on high for 1 hour. Then turn it down to low and continue cooking for 4-5 hours.
- Serve it over rice, pasta, or potatoes.
If you want a thicker broth, mash some of the black beans and add them back to the pot. Stir well.
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Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 530Total Fat 33gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 69mgSodium 2281mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 9gSugar 6gProtein 27g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.