Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Easy Pot of Beans

I totally meant to get this out a few days ago. Better late than never, right? 

I love making homemade beans and so does my family. This year for Thanksgiving on my side of the family we didn't do the traditional turkey and all the fixings. You see you when you get a family of Mexicans together you're gonna eat mexican food. Mmm so I was so happily volunteered by my SIL to make the beans. 

This is how I make a pot of beans. First off I use my crockpot. 

I used my small crockpot because I can put it on the low setting without a timer. I filled the pot with a 2 lb bag of pinto beans. Then I seasoned with garlic salt, onion powder, pepper and chicken bouillon. (Sorry no actual measurements, do it to taste) Then filled to the top with water. I let them soak for a couple of hours. Then just before I went to bed I turned on the crockpot to low and let them cook all night long.

I woke up to the smell of beans in the morning. Mmmm I checked on them, stirred them and added some more water and let them finish cooking for another couple of hours. So by 7 am they were completely cooked and tasty if I do say so myself. I let them cool just before we had to leave. 

My family totally scarfed them down. I hardly had any left to bring home.

Happy cooking.

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