Thursday, September 15, 2005

Lisanne's crockpot recipe challenge really got my butt in gear to use my crock pot more. In fact I have used it four out of five days last week and two days this week(so far). And I have got to say I am really enjoying it! No matter how much I enjoy cooking, thinking of meals to prepare, and grocery shopping for items, I am so very beat after work that and all I want to do is just veg out. Now there is a warm dinner waiting after work instead of having to cook after I get home. My evenings are freed up. I have more time to relax, exercise, craft or what not. One recipe in particular Niel and I enjoyed greatly is the Black Bean Chili. I noticed if you add more of the liquid the recipe calls for than the meal will not burn, of course you have to add a bit more of the spices so the meal will not lose flavor.

Black Bean Chili (Crockpot)

1 lb. Pork tenderloin, cubed
16 oz. Chunky salsa
45 oz. Canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp. Cumin
2 tsp. Chili powder
1 tsp. Dried oregano
1/4 cup sour cream

Place tenderloin in your slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients except sour cream. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Serve with sour cream.

Song Stuck In My Head: "If I had A Million Dollars" by Barenaked Ladies


Jesser said...

I'm bad about crockpot cooking. Probably because it involves planning ahead. I've got a recipe for a "crockpot roast" on my site though, and my parents make that often. It's very tasty, even if it is meat ;)

What's going on with Reba? It's still on, right? I saw it on EW's site.

Jessica said...

I need to dust off my crock pot! It's been sitting on top of the fridge for too long!

foodiechickie said...

I would have to the prep work anyway for a regular meal. And I usually do it in the morning before I leave for work. Or the night before when I'm watching TV. Reba is premiering tomorrow night.

Go for it Jessica.

Yvett said...

This sounds good. The only time I use my crockpot is when I have parties and make nacho cheese. I really should try this.

foodiechickie said...

It so was! I promise it saves time!

Amanda said...

This sounds SO good! Mmmm..

Christina said...

I'll have to try that recipe. Thanks for sharing!

MarylandMommy said...

Thanks for sharing! I LOVE to cook in my crock least 3 times a week. I love how moist you can make chicken in one. Will try this recipe.....hubby will love it!!!

foodiechickie said...

Hope you like it!

Lisanne said...

That recipe looks REALLY awesome! Mmm, will have to try it sometime ~ thanks for sharing! I've received Carol's and Darcy's pages so far, and mine are *almost* done [for our swap, that is]. Can't wait to see yours!