Last week, I shared with you about saving money by making baked potatoes in your crock pot and this week I am going to tell you how simple it is to take dried beans and cook them. Beans are an excellent protein source and vital to a clean eating diet, or should be vital to any diet. I know beans are relatively inexpensive when you can get them for under $1 a can. I often buy them when they are on sale for 2/$1, but I can also buy a pound of dried beans for $1, which will make about 6 cups of beans, which is an even better deal than my sale can beans. And if you buy in bulk, you can lower the price even further.
Now for the directions - super simple!
Directions: Rinse and drain dried beans. Pour beans in to a slow cooker and cover with 8 cups of water. Cook on low for 8 hours.
So, what will you make with your beans? Some burritos? Soup? How about some of my recipes that use beans:
- Three Bean Salad
- Clean Eating Brownies
- Pinto de Gallo
- Slow Cooker Minestrone
- Homemade Hummus
- Black Bean Soup
- Quinoa, Black Bean and Avocado Salad
- Turkey, Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers
- Slow Cooker White Chili
- Fresh Black Bean Salsa
- Or get more ideas from my post "Stretch Your Budget with Beans"