Black Bean Fiesta and Fixings Station

Slow Cooker Black Beans. Delicious and easy! Enjoy alone, or as part of a taco fixings station.

Black Bean Fiesta and Fixings Station - Perfect for stretching your grocery budget with a meatless meal, or the perfect companion to taco night.

When it comes to feeding my family after a cold and busy day, a hearty meal in my slow cooker is my go to. For a family with 6 kids- many of them picky- delicious, customizable Black Bean Fiesta is the perfect choice.

Black Bean Fiesta
Normally I wouldn’t expect my children to eat black beans, but the fun of customizing their own dinner of Black Bean Fiesta has nearly all of them asking for this recipe often.

Black Bean Fiesta is perfect for stretching your grocery budget with a meatless meal. I usually serve Black Bean Fiesta one night, and then serve the leftovers on taco night later in the week. The black beans taste great on tacos, with (or without) meat. Adding leftover Black Bean Fiesta to taco night is a great way to make your taco meat go a little farther too.Black Bean Fiesta

Here’s how to make Black Bean Fiesta:

Soak a 1 pound bag of black beans overnight. In the morning, rinse and drain the beans. Place the beans in your slow cooker with 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth, and 1 tablespoon minced garlic. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.Black Bean Fiesta

During the last hour or two of cooking add one cup frozen corn and one can of RO*TEL.Black Bean Fiesta Black Bean Fiesta

The final cooking time will vary depending on how firm or soft your family prefers black beans. We like our beans soft, so my total cooking time is usually 10 hours. Once the beans reach the desired texture add one cup of fresh chopped cilantro to the slow cooker.

Black Bean Fiesta can be served many ways, but my favorite is in a customizable fixings station.Black Bean Fiesta

Start by choosing to eat Black Bean Fiesta with chips, inside a soft tortilla, or with rice.Black Bean Fiesta

Next offer toppings and mix-ins:Black Bean Fiesta

  • avocado
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • fresh chopped cilantro
  • salsa

Trust me, the avocado makes Black Bean Fiesta so delicious!Black Bean FiestaWe are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. 


Encourage your family to find the combination they like best- that’s the fun of Black Bean Fiesta and Fixings Station! Black Bean Fiesta

What will your favorite combination be?
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Black Bean Fiesta and Fixings Station

Black Bean Fiesta and Fixings Station

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bag of black beans
  • 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can rotel
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Soak a 1 pound bag of black beans overnight.
  2. In the morning, rinse and drain the beans. Place the beans in your slow cooker with 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth, and 1 tablespoon minced garlic.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. During the last hour or two of cooking add one cup frozen corn and one can of RO*TEL.
  5. The final cooking time will vary depending on how firm or soft your family prefers black beans. We like our beans soft, so my total cooking time is usually 10 hours. Once the beans reach the desired texture add one cup of fresh chopped cilantro to the slow cooker.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 596Total Fat: 4gSodium: 4088mgCarbohydrates: 108gSugar: 23gProtein: 25g

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17 Comments

  1. What a fun, creative way to allow everyone to make their dinner exactly how they like. Thank you for sharing how to cook the beans in the slow cooker. I’m giving it a try!

  2. You’re definitely making me hungry. Nicely done! My three-year-old loves beans with anything, so we make a lot of meals based on them.

  3. I love the flavor and texture of black beans. I never thought about making a black bean meal, but this looks really delicious.

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