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)