Saturday, April 10, 2010

Awesome Bean Recipe

4 cups dried beans -- pink or combination
1 cup tomato paste
9 cups water
1 medium chopped green bell pepper
2 medium onions -- chopped
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dill
1/4 teaspoon celery powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons salt -- to taste

Wash beans well, drain, add all ingredients, place in crock pot for 18-24 hours. this will require no watching if on low. Flavor is wonderful with slow cooking! ENJOY :o}

Per Serving: 391 Calories; 2g Fat (3.5% calories from fat); 25g Protein; 73g Carbohydrate; 28g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 682mg Sodium. Exchanges: 4 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 0 Fat.

NOTES : 4 c. pink beans (I use pinto mostly, but have subsituted a variety of dried beans.... YUMMY)

(May take as long as 32 hours to cook in crockpot, depending on how soft you like your beans.)

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