Taco Tuesday Side - Vegetarian Crockpot Black Beans


Happy Taco Tuesday! Today's post is all about the side - homemade black beans! It's so easy to just open up a can of beans come taco time, but after my success making pinto beans, I thought I'd give homemade black beans a whirl. I used the same method as I did with the pinto beans (aka the slow cooker, my BFF). Here's what you'll need:



You won't actually use all that garlic, just three or four cloves from the bunch ;) 

Add everything to the slow cooker, turn it on low, and leave it for a good 10 hours (I gave it a stir every so often to mix). Bam. Tons o' beans. Black beans are fantastic as a side, of course, but they are awesome to have on hand in the fridge to add to salads or scrambles. I also love making these black bean burgers, and recently found this recipe for Southwestern Pasta Salad. It's perfect for using up Taco Tuesday leftovers (like these black beans!). I just add in whatever meat we used, the beans, and since it's summer, I use fresh corn and tomatoes since we can get them locally.


Vegetarian Crockpot Black Beans

Ingredients
3 cups black beans, rinsed
1 diced onion
3-4 whole cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 jalapeƱo, slit down the side
2 quarts vegetable stock 


Directions
Place all items in a slow cooker. Simmer on low for 10-12 hours. Transfer beans and desired amount of cooking liquid to a large bowl (mash if desired). Serve with a squeeze of lime. Try not to eat entire bowl ;)



4 comments

  1. YUM! I'll be trying this recipe later this week! Thank you for sharing it with us :) - Seri from www.Serisblog.com

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  2. I love your Taco Tuesday posts! We're having fish tacos tonight and I wish I had the ingredients for this because it's the perfect side dish!

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  3. SO simple! I just got a can of black beans to go with our dinner tonight. Next time I will have to plan ahead and make them in the crock pot like this. Yum!

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  4. i have never made black beans in the crockpot before. so simple, i don't know why i haven't done it!

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