Monday, July 26, 2010

Beans for supper...

This isn't exactly a recipe but it is a great crockpot meal that is healthy and simple. Too simple. So simple you can do it without any brainpower and on very little money. You'll need 1 bag of mixed dried beans (also sold as 15 bean soup but I don't use the seasoning packet), salt and pepper, thinly sliced onions, a small splash of olive oil and water. Directions: Mix all ingredients in a crockpot and cook on low over night. Salt and pepper to taste and check it every few hours to make sure there is liquid covering the beans. This works as a side dish when the water is drained and as a soup with the liquid lift in.
For variation I've made this before with some leftover breakfast sausage, very tasty especially if you like spicy sausage. I've also made it with broth instead of water which is also good and with rice of course, the way most people make it.