How It Looks In the Beginning Isn’t What Counts

I know, that is not sexy food at all! But what is it? It is a crock pot full of pinto beans! Pinto beans are super easy to make! A key thing is to rinse and pick through you beans! Occasionally there is a rock and that doesn’t make tasty eats! Then I put beans and water in the crockpot at a ratio of 1:4. I usually make 4 cups of beans at a time. To that I add about 3 tablespoons of beef bullion, 1 tablespoon of pepper, 1/4 cup of dehydrated onions, a sprinkling of cumin and 1/2 tablespoon of kosher salt. Then turn the crock pot on low for 6+ hours.

Now I use dehydrated onions and only a sprinkling of cumin due to NerdDad’s ¬†preference. If I was making them for someone else I would use 1 onion and 2 tablespoons of cumin;).

The first meal with my pinto beans is my Bean Bowls! I make up some seasoned Jasmine Rice in my rice maker and then put some of that in the bottom of the bowl. Then I add broccoli, beans, cheese and some taco sauce. Then stir!  And NerdDad is not a fan of the veggie meal so I usually add some cut up chicken or steak.

Looks a lot sexier now, doesn’t it;)?

(I added this to GreenbacksGal’s Meatless Monday)

3 thoughts on “How It Looks In the Beginning Isn’t What Counts”

  1. Hey Girl! Thanks for linking these up. I have a jar of uncooked pinto beans that have been staring at me for months. I can’t cook dry beans for – well – beans. I’ve read that adding salt before they are cooked will make them tough. Have you ever found that? The taco seasoning addition is brilliant BTW.

  2. Give me a big steaming bowl of charra beans borracho beans or even plain porky pinto beans and I will be delighted. At least once a week wed have beans for supper either in the guise of bean salad or in big bowls served with a side of or tortillas. Sometimes it would be black beans and sometimes it would be navy beans but our core staple was pinto beans.

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