Southwest Black Bean and Rice (Crock-Pot)

Total Time
9hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 9 hrs

This is an easy recipe that can be used as a dip, burrito filling, or entree. It has everything you need for filling and healthy meal, it's just your choice how you eat it. :) I hope you enjoy it cause I just love it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse and sort beans. Mix beans, rice, onion, jalapenos, and water into crock-pot. Cook on low for 8.5 hours.
  2. Add lime juice, cilantro, tomatoes, corn, and cheese. At this time also add 1/3 cup of desired cajun seasoning (Tony's, Emeril's, Luzianne, etc.). I use Lusianne, because it has less sodium. Continue cooking for another 30 minutes.
  3. Serve warm by itself or, wrapped in a flour tortilla like a burrito, or serve with tortilla chips like a dip.
  4. Add a dab of sour cream and/or guacamole for color, texture, and taste.


Most Helpful

This makes a lot for little money. Next time I will soak my beans before adding. I didn't have jalapenos, so I couldn't add them in. I thought the rice was a tad mushy, but I suppose that is how it comes out in a slow-cooker. I half-ed the recipe and there was plenty to freeze. I think this is a great idea to make and have on hand for fillings like enchiladas or chimis. Thanks for a keeper.

Smilyn April 20, 2009

This recipe is good but needs some adjusting. I suggest cooking the rice separately then adding towards the last hour of the beans cooking. After only 6 hours it was done, really done. The rice turned in to mush so the appeared recipe appeared to be refried beans with some whole beans and vegetables in it. Overall the flavor was good but the recipe as not pleasing to the eye. I am going to try this recipe again. I am going to hold off on adding the rice until the very end.

lrdavis4 July 31, 2015

The first leg of cooking is 8.5 hours on low which I was doing while I was asleep. I happened to get up at 5am which was 7 hours into the cooking process, and all the water had cooked out, so I added 6 more cups of water so it could continue cooking without drying out and sticking to the crock pot. And it does make a lot! The beans take over the rice, so if you are more of a rice person, I would use less beans.

Hilary C. September 04, 2014

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