I have decided to post some of our favorite recipes that are very inexpensive, delicious & easy.
One of the first on the list, Crockpot Pinto Beans is particularly cheap and very good. I use a 6 quart roasting pan so the water measurements probably differ slightly than the crockpot version.
Here is the recipe:
1 16oz package pinto beans
2 freshly minced garlic cloves
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 of a chopped onion
1-2 teaspoons salt
Wash and sort through the pinto beans. Put everything but the salt in the crockpot or roasting pan, and cover within 1-2 inches of the crock brim with water. Set the temperature on high and cook for 5-6 hours.
Right before they finish cooking add the salt.
We love to eat this with a dollop of sour cream and some cilantro.
Another way I like to make it is to take about half of the beans, add about a 1/2 teaspoon of hot sauce, a 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, a dash more salt, a pinch of pepper, then mash (or blend with a hand blender) for some refried beans. A great way to eat this is with homemade tortillas, sour cream, picante sauce and all the extras such as lettuce, tomato, cheese & avocado.
P.S What are some of your favorite inexpensive recipes?