Slow cooker black beans

I think I’ve mentione that it is really hard to cook beans up here at 6200 feet. So the other day I thought I’d go ahead and try to do them in the slow cooker. I had finished some in the slow cooker awhile back but I hadn’t done them from the start in it before.

Black beans in the slow cooker

Black beans in the slow cooker

So I took:
A cup of dried black beans, rinsed but not soaked.
A small onion, chopped.
A couple of cloves of garlic, minced.
Half of an orange bell pepper, chopped.
A couple of tomatoes, chopped.
Half a jalapeno, chopped.
Half an orange, chopped (random leftover item so why not).
Some cilantro.
A tsp of cumin.
A TBSP of chili powder.
Covered the whole thing with water and put it on high.
It took a few hours, but not overnight or anything.

I served them with some rice from Martha Stewart

Brown rice and black beans

Brown rice and black beans

Then a couple days later I made a rice and bean bowl with veggies, chips, plain yogurt, avocado, cheese, and salsa, which was super tasty!

Black bean, rice, veggie bowl

Black bean, rice, veggie bowl

Then another day I made veggie black bean tacos.

Cooked up some random veggies- zucchini, peppers, corn, onions, garlic- in a skillet.

Veggie filling for tacos

Veggie filling for tacos

And added them with the beans, cheese, avocado, sour cream, lettuce, etc. to make delicious tacos.

Veggie tacos

Veggie tacos

This recipe made a ton of beans, I still had some left over after all those meals.