Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Crock Pot Black Beans

So here's my first tried & true Crock Pot recipe! (I know it's against my personal ethics to post a recipe without a picture so I'll add one, next time I make this recipe.)

Since I'm married to a Honduran and my daughter has gone to a Guatemalan babysitter since she was practically born, I live in a house where beans and rice to my husband and daughter are like creamy garlic mashed potatoes for me. They love them. They could eat them daily. They don't, but sometimes it's close. So here's what I have come up with for black beans. It's so easy. And they love it. And it makes me feel like I'm providing something healthy for my family.

2 c dry black beans
a clove or three of garlic
1 Tbsp salt
1 tsp cumin

Sort and rinse 2 cups (1 small bag) of black beans. Fill crock pot about half full (or a little more) with water. Add black beans, salt and cumin. Peel garlic and smash with hand. Add garlic to water. Stir. Cover. Cook for about 8 hours on high (Crock post temperatures vary).

*Note: When I'm in a big hurry, I don't even add any garlic or cumin - the water and salt are sufficient. These are delicious served with warm rice, vegetables and a meat dish. Armando likes them for breakfast with eggs. He'd eat them every meal if he could.


Lilly said...

i will have to try this. sounds really good.

Ben said...

Thank heaven, now I know what to do with our 30 bags of black beans that we got from WIC over the years! Thanks Daisy! -Jess

Christian & Jennifer said...

How big a crockpot do you use? How much water should there be in proportion to the beans? Unfortunately, I just have a really big crockpot that cooks super-fast. I'm buying the stuff to make this today, dang it!

Anonymous said...

I just made these yesterday and they were a huge hit with our cafe rio pork! Thanks for a new family favorite!!

Cindy said...

Do you soak the beans first? Looking forward to trying this one out!

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