Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bowl O' Beans

We love beans around here if you haven't figured that out yet. When I need a quick no meat meal I usally put on a crockpot of beans. This is so so healthy for you and so good!! We love to eat our bowl o' beans with avocado, cheese, lime wedges, and pico de gallo(diced tomatoes, jalapenos, and onion). If you need something to fix that is easy and healthy these are for you. Beans are packed with protein and fiber!!! YOu can use any kind of your favorite beans. Our Favorite are Anazazi beans that we get from Dove Creek Colorado but I know most of you can't get those so you can use pinto, black, or whatever. We have tried it with all kinds of beans.

Bowl O' Beans
2-3 cups dry beans-pinto, black, small red,Etc.
1-2 jalapenos chopped
1 onion chopped (medium to small)
1-2 roma tomatoes, chopped if you have them
1 T. minced garlic
Salt to taste
7-8 cups water
cheese, avocados, pico de gallo or salsa, lime wedges

Rinse the beans and place in a crockpot. Add the jalapenos, onion, tomatoes, garlic and water. Put crockpot on high and cook for 4-6 hours until the beans reach your desired tenderness. Add enough salt to taste. Do not put in the salt before you cook the beans or it will take your beans longer to cook. Pour a big ladle full of beans with the juice in a bowl and add any toppings you like and enjoy. We usually serve these with homemade bread as well. So yummy!!


Mommy's Kitchen said...
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Mommy's Kitchen said...

Umm we love beans as well. This looks so good especially the avacado. I like you new backround.

Tessa said...

This sounds like a great way to make an easy dinner. Thanks for the idea!

Lara said...

We love beans around here too and this looks like something the whole family would eat. Yum!

kanishk said...

I like you new backround.
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