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    Perfect "easy" beans crock pot recipe

    I want to share my perfected easy pot of beans recipe. It can be prepared in five mins or less. This is something anyone can make. I use pinto beans in this specific recipe. The garlic powder may sound like a lot but trust me this gives a true richness to the flavor like nothing else.

    Ingredients:
    Pinto beans, garlic powder, Himalayan salt (you can use any salt you like), water

    Clean pinto beans, fill your crock pot about 1/4 full of beans. I have a small 3 qt crock pot, and I put about 4 cups of dried pinto beans in it. To wash I just put the beans in the crockpot and agitate the beans in some water. I scrub them with my hands. Then I drain the water I use my hand to prevent the beans from falling out. I do this 2 or 3 times.

    Important while putting the beans in the crockpot make sure you look for rocks. I just pour them in slowly and pay attention.

    Once the beans are clean for my 3 qt crock pot I put in 1 tablespoon, and 1 tsp of Himalayan pink salt. You can use slightly less if you want. I put in lots of garlic powder. 4 tablespoons of garlic powder. Then fill the crock pot with water, all the way to the top, and let cook on high for 6 hours or more, I prefer to cook on high for 8 hours, but they are edible around 6 hrs normally. I put them on before I go to sleep. You will have to top off the water once or twice. Make sure to keep it filled with water. When they are done you can put them on warm and leave them on all day if you want to. It wont hurt a thing.

    These beans will be perfect every time.

    You can eat these as a bowl of beans, put some beans in your bowl, and some of the bean juice, the juice is really good. You can eat it plain just like this and it is still amazing. If you want to doctor it up you can add a spoon of salsa to the bowl of beans, and some fresh diced veggies. I like to add different onions, white, red, green, and some cilantro, and diced tomato. This alone is a wonderful meal. This is one of the main foods in my diet. I eat this nearly every day. You can also put a spoonful of these beans on a salad and that is wonderful as well.


    Here is a pic of my bowl of beans after it is fresh cooked. I added onions, and cilantro, and tomato, and a spoon of chili oil.

    DSC03071.jpg


    Then I stirred it all up and mixed it together here is the final product.

    DSC03073.jpg
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    Making me hungry JAP. Looks delicious and I love your use of cilantro....
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Jim View Post
    Making me hungry JAP. Looks delicious and I love your use of cilantro....
    Thank you Jim, I love cilantro. It is really one of the best parts of the meal, and it is good for you too. They say it is even a natural chelator. I don't know but it sure tastes good. :)
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    Mexican food would suffer if sans cilantro...
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    Looks good.
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    I also forgot to mention that one cup of pinto beans has near 800mg of potassium. https://oureverydaylife.com/455620-t...its-foods.html They say we need up to 4500mg per day of Potassium. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition...r-day#section5

    I have heard that white beans are the highest in Potassium. This site says one cup of cooked white beans have over 1,000mg's of Potassium. http://spiritfoods.net/foods-rich-in-potassium/ Pretty amazing.
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    To get the rocks out of dried beans pour them out on a large sheet pan. You'll be able to swish them about palms down finding any stones easily. Rocks make a non-bean sound on the metal sheet pan too.

    I would be tempted to add some smoked pork product in with the beans or rendered bacon fat. I know, it's bad for you but so good TO you.

    Your recipes always inspire me to go to the store and cook something JAP. TBH as I get closer to home I get lazy and fall back on peanut butter on toasted sourdough and ice cold milk because i'm too tired to go through the trouble.
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    I'm going to try that
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyz View Post
    To get the rocks out of dried beans pour them out on a large sheet pan. You'll be able to swish them about palms down finding any stones easily. Rocks make a non-bean sound on the metal sheet pan too.

    I would be tempted to add some smoked pork product in with the beans or rendered bacon fat. I know, it's bad for you but so good TO you.

    Your recipes always inspire me to go to the store and cook something JAP. TBH as I get closer to home I get lazy and fall back on peanut butter on toasted sourdough and ice cold milk because i'm too tired to go through the trouble.
    That is good advice. I wouldn't have thought of that. I used to sort them by hand. I would grab one handful at a time and look at it carefully and then toss it in. But I have found that at least to me that the rocks stand out easily. So I put them in a jar and just slowly dump them in the crock pot and look carefully for the rocks. But it also depends on your eyesight too. I imagine I wont always be able to see them, LoL. That is good sound advice, pun intended. :)

    Yeah you can add pork products, why not. There are no rules. Make it how ever you like it. It will still be good for you and nutritious. What matters the most in cooking is the happiness factor. If it makes you happy when you eat it then you made it right. If you are unsatisfied and feel like something is missing what is the fun in that? For me food is a joyful thing.

    I know what you mean about the lazy thing. This is part of why I make a big batch of beans or rice. I refrigerate it in a large container and then I can just get some out an microwave it and it is very little work. When I make a big pot of beans they last about five days or so, same with the chopped vegetables. It helps when you don't feel like doing the work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just AnotherPerson View Post
    I want to share my perfected easy pot of beans recipe. It can be prepared in five mins or less. This is something anyone can make. I use pinto beans in this specific recipe. The garlic powder may sound like a lot but trust me this gives a true richness to the flavor like nothing else.

    Ingredients:
    Pinto beans, garlic powder, Himalayan salt (you can use any salt you like), water

    Clean pinto beans, fill your crock pot about 1/4 full of beans. I have a small 3 qt crock pot, and I put about 4 cups of dried pinto beans in it. To wash I just put the beans in the crockpot and agitate the beans in some water. I scrub them with my hands. Then I drain the water I use my hand to prevent the beans from falling out. I do this 2 or 3 times.

    Important while putting the beans in the crockpot make sure you look for rocks. I just pour them in slowly and pay attention.

    Once the beans are clean for my 3 qt crock pot I put in 1 tablespoon, and 1 tsp of Himalayan pink salt. You can use slightly less if you want. I put in lots of garlic powder. 4 tablespoons of garlic powder. Then fill the crock pot with water, all the way to the top, and let cook on high for 6 hours or more, I prefer to cook on high for 8 hours, but they are edible around 6 hrs normally. I put them on before I go to sleep. You will have to top off the water once or twice. Make sure to keep it filled with water. When they are done you can put them on warm and leave them on all day if you want to. It wont hurt a thing.

    These beans will be perfect every time.

    You can eat these as a bowl of beans, put some beans in your bowl, and some of the bean juice, the juice is really good. You can eat it plain just like this and it is still amazing. If you want to doctor it up you can add a spoon of salsa to the bowl of beans, and some fresh diced veggies. I like to add different onions, white, red, green, and some cilantro, and diced tomato. This alone is a wonderful meal. This is one of the main foods in my diet. I eat this nearly every day. You can also put a spoonful of these beans on a salad and that is wonderful as well.


    Here is a pic of my bowl of beans after it is fresh cooked. I added onions, and cilantro, and tomato, and a spoon of chili oil.

    Attachment 26140


    Then I stirred it all up and mixed it together here is the final product.

    Attachment 26141
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    Sounds and looks delicious.
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