Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipe: Red Beans & Spanish Rice - Uncle Jim's Worm Farm

Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipe: Red Beans & Spanish Rice


slow-cookerThis is a Great recipe for a healthy meal that will definitely keep your kitchen clean, and smelling very good.  It is a low-prep time meal that you can pop in the crock pot in the morning and have a great healthy meal at night.  Let us know what you think!


-Fresh Jalapeno Peppers, sliced(amount to taste)

-2 Cups dry red beans or dry kidney beans

-1 6.75 ounce package spanish rice, cooked

-4 cups water

-5 cups COLD water

-1 Tablespoon vegetable oil.

-¾ pound boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1 inch peices

-2 ½ cups chopped onions

-6 Garlic Cloves, chopped

-1 Tablespoon Ground Cumin




-Rinse beans, then drain.  In a saucepan, combine beans and the 5 cups of water; and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

-Remove from heat, and cover and let stand one hour.  Rinse and drain beans.

-Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork in two batches, then drain fat.

-Coat a 3-4 quart slow cooker with cooking spray, then add the beans, pork, onions, garlic, and cumin.  Pour in the 4 cups of water, then stir.

-Cover, and cook on low heat for 10-12 hours.

-Using a slotted spoon, remove the beans and pork.  Serve beans over rice, and spoon liquid over the top.  Garnish with sliced Jalapeno.


Nutrition facts: 344 Calories, 19g Protein, 68g Carbohydrate, 1g Fat, 17g Fiber


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