HSM’s Crock Pot Rice and Beans

 

Crock Pot Rice and Beans - the finished product!

 

I just threw this together in the crock pot and am hoping that it turns out well. It should. I may need to add more water as it cooks, and will update the recipe if that is the case.

Ingredients

Water
1 tsp cornstarch
½ stick margarine
1 15 oz can red beans (rinse all the beans really well)
1 15 oz can black beans
1 15 oz can white beans
1 large chopped onion
1 diced green pepper
1 stalk celery finely chopped
2 Spicy sausages – I used Kielbasa –sliced (you can use veggie links too)
1 ½ tsps of Dry Adobo*
2 bay leaves
1 tsp Tabasco or Hot Sauce
3 cups of rice

What to do:

Pour 6 cups of water into the pot.
Add the cornstarch and stir.
Add the rest of the ingredients, and cook for 8 hours on low.
If you would rather, add the rice about 90 minutes before you are planning to serve the meal.

Thanks to Ruby V for pointing me here for the *Dry Adobo:
6 tablespoons salt
3 tablespoons onion powder
3 tablespoons garlic powder
3 tablespoons ground black pepper
1 ½ teaspoons ground oregano
Place all ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake well and store for up to 2 months in a cool dry place.

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  1. RubyV says:

    Next on your list – asopao (kinda like this but not). Mmmmmmm. Asopao is a great clean-out-the-fridge meal.

  2. Rifki says:

    Why would you use margarine? Use oil, preferably olive. See below how:

    What is healthier margarine or vegetable oil?
    Vegetable oil. Margarine contains partially hydrogenated oils (aka trans fat) and your body does not know how to digest it.

    Can I substitute vegetable oil for margarine?
    To replace one cup of margarine one may use 7/8 cup vegetable oil plus 1/2 teaspoon salt.

    For those of you that would like to use olive oil instead of margarine:

    Margarine ——- Olive Oil

    1 teaspoon ——- use– 3/4 teaspoon
    1 tablespoon ———— 2 1/4 teaspoon
    2 tablespoons———– 1 1/2 tablespoons
    3 tablespoons———– 2 1/4 tablespoons
    1/4 cup ——————- 3 tablespoons
    1/3 cup ——————- 1/4 cup
    1/2 cup ——————- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons
    2/3 cup ——————- 1/2 cup
    3/4 cup ——————- 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon
    1 cup ———————- 3/4 cup

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