Friday, November 5, 2010

B's Spicy Pinto Beans

I have a major backlog of recipes to share with you all! This slow-cooker recipe is perfect for when the days start to get cold and you're craving something hot and satisfying to warm you up. It also requires very minimal work/attention.  I have to credit this recipe to my husband's culinary genius, as he is the bean expert in this family. This recipe has been carefully refined over the years and I can safely say it's pretty much perfect by now.

For this recipe you will need:

  1 lb dried pinto beans
  6 cups filtered water (no chlorine, it will ruin the flavor)
  4 strips bacon, chopped
  1 large yellow onion, chopped
  3-4 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
  8 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  a couple dashes of cayenne pepper
  at least a teaspoon of salt (but this can be adjusted according to your taste)
  10 grinds of fresh pepper

B's Spicy Pinto Beans
Need I say more?

Rinse the beans and check for rocks. Place the beans in the slow cooker. Add the filtered water and let them soak overnight (8 hours minimum).

In the morning, add the bacon, onion, jalapenos, spices, salt, and pepper.

B's Spicy Pinto Beans

Turn the slow cooker on High and cook for 6-7 hours until the beans are soft and the broth is thick. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste.

B's Spicy Pinto Beans

Ridiculously easy, right?

These beans are great for "Round 2" recipes. Slap them on a tortilla with cheese, microwave for a minute, and Bam!, you've got yourself a delicious bean burrito. Fry 'em up and you've got refried beans. I'm sure you creative cooks out there can dream up endless possibilities.

PS I apologize for the shameless use of Food Network catch-phrases. It was too easy. Yum-O!

22 comments:

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

This looks.so,good.

:)

Kimberellie said...

wow that looks delicious easy AND healthy. darn it. now I am starving.

FASHION SNAG said...

Healthy and good!

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The Girlie Blog said...

Looks good!

tess said...

yum, if only I had a slowcooker!

Daphne said...

Looks yummy.

chaoskontrolowany said...

Yum! <3
Have a nice weekend;)

Erika said...

I love love when you post recipes - this loks scrummy!! :)

Melanie said...

Wow, that looks freaking delish! And so easy!

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The Frocker said...

Mmmm, looks delicious! We don't have a slow cooker, but I think I'm gonna try this anyway...

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Rose said...

And, congratulations! You have finally convinced me to go buy a slow cooker. Well, you and bacon.

Grace said...

Looks delicious!

Love Grace.

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noura. said...

looks delicious

Elizabeth Edith said...

looks so good! very warm and wintery :)
One day I will be a responsible adult and go buy a crock pot. One day...

tywo said...

I love beans. This looks really good!
Have a wonderful Sunday!




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My Republic of Fashion said...

That looks so delicious!

PS Loving your outfit below and all the Halloween decorations. :)SarahD

Anna G said...

Looks delicious!

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

This sounds good! And it does sound easy. My roommate has a slow cooker, so this could totally work.

Delane said...

Those look delicious!