|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 3g||4%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||4%|
|Total Carbohydrate 104g||38%|
|Dietary Fiber 31g||112%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This is an easy slow-cooked pinto beans recipe. The dish includes tomatoes and seasonings, chopped celery, diced ham, and chopped carrots.
Some cooked diced bacon makes a suitable replacement for the ham, or add some along with the ham. Crumbled and browned sausage or diced or sliced smoked sausage are excellent alternatives as well. If you prefer vegetarian beans, omit the ham and increase the carrots, bell pepper, and celery to 3/4 to 1 cup each. The recipe calls for pinto beans, but if you prefer another kind of bean, feel free to substitute. Great northern beans, navy beans, and small red beans are also good choices.
Go out and do some errands or get some exercise and walk the dog while this marvelous bean mixture is cooking away in the crock pot. When you're back home, your feast for friends or family will be ready and waiting for you.
- 2 cans (16 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup diced cooked ham
- 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup chopped carrot
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon leaf oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Combine all of the listed ingredients in the slow cooker and stir to blend.
Cover the slow cooker and cook the beans on low for 5 to 7 hours, or until the vegetables are tender.
Stir to blend before serving.
If you prefer dry beans, cook them until they are tender before you add them to the slow cooker.