Slow-Cooker Cowboy Beans
Your favorite bar-b-que beans may have to take a backseat once you try these cowboy beans flavored with thick-cut bacon. Add dried pinto beans to water and soak overnight. Drain and rinse the beans, then add them, along with bacon, bacon drippings, garlic, onion, chipotle, and other ingredients to a slow cooker. Then set it and walk away. The slow cooker is one of the most popular kitchen appliances; cooks turn to their slow cooker for comforting soups and stews, delicious side dishes, and even slow cooker desserts. This recipe makes tender beans in a nice soupy broth. For a thicker consistency, mash 1 cup of cooked beans in a bowl, the stir the beans back into the slow cooker. When the beans have your desired degree of tenderness, stir in lime juice oregano, and cumin. Serve over hot cooked rice or buttery mashed potatoes. If you have leftover beans, you can spoon them over a pan of nachos, or bulk it up a bit and stir in shredded pork or beef.