Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Beef & Bean Burritos

I soak the beans Nourishing Traditions -style (covered in water and 1-2 Tbs. whey for boosted nutrition), then drain and add to crock-pot for this hearty hand-held dinner:

1 lb bag of pink or pinto beans, rinsed and soaked
2 lb ground beef
7 cups of water
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 poblano pepper, diced
1 onion chopped fine
1 Tsp oregano
2 Tbs. salt
1 Tbs. cumin
2 Tbs. chili powder

Cook on LOW 8 hours. Serve in heated oversized tortillas and add:
salsa, cheese, sour cream, & guacamole.

*Serve with Spanish rice.


Anonymous said...

LOVE your crock pot recipes. Especially love that there are so many that include rice! I'll be checking in here often. Thanks. :)

Lori4squaremom said...

Ginger, this recipe sounds perfect for our family. I was wondering though, do you brown your ground beef before adding it to the crockpot?


Ginger said...

Read the Q&A to the right of this recipe. No, I don't pre-cook meat. :)

If you do this again, I may get insulted that you're not really reading my blogs! LOL ;)

Lori4squaremom said...

I'm sorry, Ginger! I really do read them, but apparently I am not reading closely enough. I guess I'll have to have the kids or hubby read it before I ask questions anymore. I actually did read the part about not cooking beef and turkey before putting it into the crockpot, but have never actually head of people cooking raw ground meats in the crockpot. Do you cook it in a lump in the crockpot with the other ingredients around it, and then crumble it up after it's done cooking or do you crumble it into the liquid in your crockpot? Sorry, I won't ask anymore questions, but this isn't something that I'm familiar with, and you wouldn't know it by reading my questions, but I am a rather seasoned cook and baker....and do a lot of cooking for other people!

Sorry for bothering you!


Ginger said...

No, no, no, you're not bothering me at all. I was just teasing you. I apologize.
I do just cook it in a lump in the crock-pot with the other ingredients around it, and then crumble it up after it's done cooking.
You don't come across as ignorant at all fyi; you come across as a busy mom. Imagine that?? :)

And just to confirm: I don't mind questions at all. :D

sleepyhahas said...

Ah-ha! I just found this! You were holding out on me! (You sent me recipes--thank you, thank you!--and then never mentioned other blogs! With recipes to boot!)

Question: I am lactose intolerant, is there a substite for whey? Otherwise I'll just omit it and have the beans with just water.

I've never had success with beans but once. I always do SOME thing wrong-ha! You encourage me to try again. :)

(Hmm, are there OTHER blogs out there of yours? I'm going to find out-mwahaha!)

See you soon!