Anyway I love mexican food, burritos especially, but always find the process of cooking black beans a bit laborious! However I decided to see if I could make a 'cheats' burrito in the slow cooker.......and it worked!! It was delicious! I have frozen a big pot of it as well as it was quite a hefty serving.
Because the whole point of this is for it to be quick & easy I served it with 'microwaved' rice, but next time I may try adding rice to the beans for the last hour of cooking to see how that works out.
So here's the recipe.
Cooking time: 5-7 hours.
Serves 4-6 people
1 large onion
1 red pepper
1 orange or yellow pepper
1 green pepper
2 cloves of garlic crushed
250g of black beans (soaked over night)
1 pint of boiling water
1 teaspoon of chilli powder
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
Large handful of fresh thyme stalks
1 tablespoon of Soy Sauce
1 small tin of sweetcorn (drained)
1: Chop the onion & peppers & add them to the slow cooker pot along with the balck beans and crushed garlic. Stir all the ingredients together.
2: Add the chilli Powder, paprika, cayenne pepper & thyme to the pot & Mix
3: Stir in the boiling water & Soy Sauce.
4: Cover & cook on low for 5-7 hours depending on your slow cooker.
5: Just before you serve the beans add the chipotle paste, sweetcorn & season to taste.
6: Serve in tortillas with rice, salsa, guacamole, salad cheese & Sour Cream