Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 hrs
I have not yet tried this recipe, but there is only one word to describe it...EASY.
- Rinse black beans, removing any stones or foreign objects.
- Cover with water, soak all night.
- Drain beans and place in crock pot with salsa.
- Add enough water to just cover beans.
- Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours.
This ended up really good, but I had a few problems. Maybe it was the salsa I used but this was not very flavorful. I added some taco seasoning, garlic puree, salt and vinegar and it was good, but before those additions it was pretty bland. I also found that I kept having to add more water and stir the beans because they were sticking to the sides of the crockpot. So, it's not a recipe that I would want to put in the crockpot and then leave for the day. I served these on tortillas with sauteed peppers and onions, and a dollop of sour cream. The end result was very tasty.
These couldn't be easier and they're so tasty! Even with soaking overnight, my beans were still a bit crunchier than I prefer after 10 hours on low, so next time I think I'll either let them go longer or cook them on high. I increased the salsa to 32 ounces and reduced the water; I doubt that had much to do with the long cooking time, but it's worth noting. Next time around I think I'll toss in some garlic. I'm a wimp when it comes to spicy food, so I used mild salsa and I think garlic will perk up these beans. Thanks!
These are fantastic! I only had about 12oz of salsa, so I used that and added 1 teaspoon each of chili powder, cumin, and salt (plus another teaspoon salt after it was cooked). I also put in 6c of water and cooked it on low for 6 hours. So simple, yet delicious! Next time, I think I'll cook them 6.5-7 hours for softer beans (they were cooked but not as soft as I'd have liked) and use less water or just mash some beans for thickening (or do both). Thanks for posting the recipe, Geema!