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Tag: Black Beans

Crockpot Black Beans and Brown Rice

Crockpot Black Beans and Brown Rice

My Favorite Crockpot Recipe So Far

This is the first blogpost in the Markethive Group called Crockpot Recipes. I encourage anyone reading this to join and share their crockpot recipes. It will be featured on different websites. I also plan in the future to make a Pinterest board for crockpot recipes to pin the ones I like.

 

The recipe I am sharing I got from mostly homemade mom. Below is her link. The recipe is perfect. I was impressed how easy and delicious it came out. I am not a fan of sour cream so I did not use it.

 

http://www.mostlyhomemademom.com/2014/01/crockpot-black-beans-rice.html

 

Although the recipe is wonderful, I can’t help myself but always add more things to it. It is fun to experiment. Below are the ingredients I used.

  • 2 (14 oz) packages of black beans, drained and rinsed. (I use Fig Foods Black Beans)
  • 1 uncooked cup of brown rice (I use Texmati Brown Rice)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup salsa (I used Frontera Hot Roasted Habanero Salsa)
  • 2 tsp cumin (I bought Cumin Seeds from Amazon)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt (I use Himalayan Pink Salt)
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 diced onion (my idea)
  • 5 minced gloves of garlic (my idea)
  • 1 avocado (my idea)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (my idea)
  • A handful of mushrooms cut into smaller pieces (my idea)

 

I greased my crockpot with coconut oil and threw all the contents in it. Below is my picture of it before I turned on the power.

 

Following the original recipe I put my crockpot in the low setting. The original recipe called for 3 hours cooking time, the picture below was 4 hours 30 minutes later. I waited for the liquid to soak up.

 

 

This was the third time I have made this. It is great by itself. You can use it for dipping tortilla chips or making burritos. This time I am using it for soft shell tacos.

 

I like using Maria and Ricardo’s Soft Corn Tortillas. They taste great and do not fall part like other soft shell tacos. I have experimented with others but keep coming back to them.

All the best,

Alan
Alan Zibluk
http://alanzibluk.com
e-mail: alan@internetguy.ws

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