Spicy Beans Tex-Mex (Crock Pot)

Total Time
6hrs 35mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 6 hrs

Posting for ZWT. From my crock pot recipe book. This would make a great recipe for pot lucks or camping trips. Enjoy

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. combine lentils and water in large saucepan, boil 20 to 30 minutes, drain.
  2. cook bacon in med skittle until crispy, transfer to paper towels to drain, cool then crumble bacon. in same skittle cook onion in bacon drippings until tender.
  3. combine lentils, bacon, onion, beans, tomatoes with juice, ketchup, garlic, chili powder, cumin, pepper flakes and bay leaf in crock pot.
  4. cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours.
  5. before serving remove bay leaf.


Most Helpful

Taking other reviewers tips to heart (as well as my own reluctance to make things TOO HOT), I cut back in half the amounts of cumin, chili powder & red pepper flakes, & we thought it was "Spicy-Enough Beans Tex-Mex!" Very nice dish, though, & a recipe I'd like to make again! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the ZINGO portion of ZWT5]

Sydney Mike June 11, 2009

These really are spicy beans - my mouth was on FIRE after eating these (wimp). I followed the recipe as directed except I subbed BBQ sauce for the ketchup, omitted the cumin, and doubled the chili powder (I used ancho chili powder). Served alongside beef enchiladas I made using recipe #123718. I chopped up some green onions and threw them on top of the beans for a little crunchy zing. Good flavor, but I would cut down the heat next time. Made for the Groovy GastroGnomes, Zingo, ZWT5.

NELady June 10, 2009

I cut the bacon into 1/8 inch stripes before I fried it. Then drained the onions after cooking them in the bacon grease. I think the cumin is what I did not care for in this recipe, I think I'll try a little less next time. Made during * Zaar World Tour 5* 2009 game for team *Genies of Gourmet*

Charlotte J June 09, 2009

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