Oxmoor House
Yield
14 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup beans, about 1 tablespoon cheese, about 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro, and about 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkinseed kernels)

Black beans are a staple side to any Mexican dish. Serve these beans warm and tender after 10 hours in the slow cooker.

How to Make It

Step 1

Sort and wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain beans.

Step 2

Place beans in a 3-quart electric slow cooker. Stir in chicken broth and next 4 ingredients (through garlic). Cover and cook on LOW for 10 hours or until beans are tender.

Step 3

Stir in lime juice. Mash bean mixture with a potato masher until slightly thick. Sprinkle with queso fresco, cilantro, and pumpkinseed kernels.

Cooking Light Slow Cooker Tonight

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