These slow-cooker beans are super flavorful and tender. To save time, process the garlic cloves in a small food processor instead of mincing them by hand. You can also make this a day ahead and refrigerate overnight to give the flavors more time to mingle. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves, if desired.

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Source: Everyday Slow Cooker

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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
8 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
12
Nutrition Profile:
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Sort and wash the beans according to the package directions. Stir together the beans, chicken stock, water, onion, green bell pepper, and bay leaf in a 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW until the beans are tender, 8 to 10 hours. Discard the onion, bell pepper, and bay leaf.

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  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium. Add the red bell pepper and garlic, and cook, stirring often, until very tender, about 8 minutes. Add the cumin, and cook, stirring constantly, until toasted, about 30 seconds. Add the tomato paste, and cook, stirring often, until darkened, about 1 minute. Stir the skillet mixture into the beans. Stir in the cilantro and salt.

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Multicooker Directions: In Step 1, stir together the washed beans, chicken stock, water, onion, green bell pepper, and bay leaf in the inner pot of a 6-quart multicooker. Lock the lid; turn Pressure Valve to "Venting." Cook on SLOW COOK [Normal] until the beans are tender, about 10 hours. Discard the onion, bell pepper, and bay leaf. Complete Step 2.

Nutrition Facts

173 calories; protein 9g 18% DV; carbohydrates 25g 8% DV; dietary fiber 4g 16% DV; sugars 4g; fat 4g 6% DV; saturated fat 0g; sodium 356mg 14% DV.
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