Black Bean Fiesta and Fixings Station
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.
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.
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.
During the last hour or two of cooking add one cup frozen corn and one can of RO*TEL.
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.
Start by choosing to eat Black Bean Fiesta with chips, inside a soft tortilla, or with rice.
Next offer toppings and mix-ins:
- shredded cheese
- sour cream
- fresh chopped cilantro
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Encourage your family to find the combination they like best- that’s the fun of Black Bean Fiesta and Fixings Station!
What will your favorite combination be?
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Black Bean Fiesta and Fixings Station
- 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
- 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.
- During the last hour or two of cooking add one cup frozen corn and one can of RO*TEL.
- 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 596Total Fat: 4gSodium: 4088mgCarbohydrates: 108gSugar: 23gProtein: 25g
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Sounds really yum! My kids love adding their own fixings.
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!
This looks great! I know my boys would love to try this!
I love black beans….and eat avocados all the time. Great recipe.
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.
My husband has really gotten into black beans lately. He would absolutely love this!
I love the flavor and texture of black beans. I never thought about making a black bean meal, but this looks really delicious.
I open my avocados with the same technique and yes keeping the pit in saves them
I love seeing ways to use black beans. They are one of my faves.
Love black beans! These would be great in soft taco’s or burritos too!
I think I’d love black bean fiesta! Thanks for the avocado tips. I should pick them up more often.
Oh! This was what we basically had for dinner tonight. It was yummy! Love my crockpot
I think I am most excited about that avocado tip. TY for that. Also this sounds incredibly delish and a must serve in our house!
Sounds like so much fun! I can’t wait to try it at home! We will try it on taco nights. Use your idea instead! Love it!
This looks amazing! I’m such a sucker for all things tex-mex in style and taste!! Especially if you can add avocados to it. – Katy
this looks amazing. I love black beans so much and eat them in a lot of the meals I make but this looks like I NEED to try it 😉
I would love to pair these beans with rice. But yet I also want them in a warmed tortilla with cheese! Oh yum! – client