Dinner/Make Ahead/Slow Cooker/Tex Mex

Slow Cooker Crock Pot So Simple Black Beans

To continue on our slow cooker makes everything project, try out these amazing black beans. I could have actually used more.

We ate them with rice, so rice + beans. We ate them in black bean and rice (and some with spinach) burritos. Jo put them inside her tacos for school lunch. And then they were gone.

I would have loved to have more to eat along side our BBQ chicken taquitos, to make nachos, to mix with quinoa for lunches, to toss with eggs for breakfast, . . .

Did I mention that beans are freaking cheap? And a great source of protein and fiber for picky kids. Our oldest occasionally (and brings along the others) goes on a meat boycott (I can’t really blame her for that) and I often turn to beans to make sure that she and we get enough protein.

These black beans are not spicy. We have four kids and if I make things to spicy, the two that can talk complain. They have a hint of tex-mex flair simply because that is a default here in Texas.

These black beans are so simple. Dump and sit. No PRE-SOAKING required.

You can set it up before work and come home to dinner ready to go.

Heat up a “ready to eat” package of rice. Our kids love the brown rice and quinoa from Seeds of Change, serve with any or all of the following: salsa, shredded cheese, diced avocado, limes, chopped cilantro, sour cream, pico de gallo, diced tomato, cherry or grape tomatoes, jalapeno slices, chopped bell peppers, roasted bell peppers, chopped onions, diced green onions, . . . .

Slow Cooker Black Beans

  • Yield: 10-12 servings, 3 cups cooked beans
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 hours on low

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of beans
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/2 large yellow or white onion, diced (1 cup chopped)
  • 1 whole jalapeno, left whole
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Rinse beans. Chop onion. Leave jalapeno whole. Dump everything into the crockpot. Set on low for 10 hours. Push start.

Notes

Serve with any or all of the following: salsa, shredded cheese, diced avocado, limes, chopped cilantro, sour cream, pico de gallo, diced tomato, cherry or grape tomatoes, jalapeno slices, chopped bell peppers, roasted bell peppers, chopped onions, diced green onions, . . . .

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