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Slow-Cooker Pinto Bean Stew with Jalapeño-Corn Dumplings

March/April 2013

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This healthy slow-cooker pinto bean stew recipe is bursting with veggies—onion, bell pepper, celery and corn—and topped with crunchy bits of radish and chile- and lime-flecked cornbread dumplings. If you’re pressed for time, skip the dumplings and serve this pinto bean stew straight out of the crock pot, topped with crushed tortilla chips and a sprinkling of Monterey Jack cheese. Make sure to soak your dried beans before using them in the slow cooker to ensure even cooking.


Slow-Cooker Pinto Bean Stew with Jalapeño-Corn Dumplings

22 Reviews for Slow-Cooker Pinto Bean Stew with Jalapeño-Corn Dumplings

04/25/2016
Anonymous

This was to die for, I would suggest putting in usual spice I I use pinto bean seasoning from Fiesta) as you normally do when you cook red beans. Then take it from there, it was great and I can't wait to make at a family get together, we all lover red beans, so know this will be a hit. The dumplings finish it off, really good folks.

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04/25/2016
Anonymous

This was to die for, I would suggest putting in usual spice I I use pinto bean seasoning from Fiesta) as you normally do when you cook red beans. Then take it from there, it was great and I can't wait to make at a family get together, we all lover red beans, so know this will be a hit. The dumplings finish it off, really good folks.

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04/25/2016
Anonymous

This was to die for, I would suggest putting in usual spice I I use pinto bean seasoning from Fiesta) as you normally do when you cook red beans. Then take it from there, it was great and I can't wait to make at a family get together, we all lover red beans, so know this will be a hit. The dumplings finish it off, really good folks.

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06/13/2015
Anonymous

After reading the reviews, I used half the beans and half the water - everything else stayed the same. I don't think it would have had any flavor had I used the full amount of beans and water.

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06/04/2015
Anonymous
Undercooked beans, no flavor!

The picture looks so good but I made this recipe two times in a row--both were fails even though I tweaked it the second time to try to save the recipe. I am an experienced cook and I have to say this was a big waste of effort and ingredients. Beans were undercooked even though I presoaked them 23 hours and cooked longer than recipe called for to try to get them done. I've never had trouble with pinto beans in the crockpot, I make them all the time! But something about this recipe left them with a bite. And the broth was so bland! The second night, to compensate, I used canned beans and chicken broth. Still terribly bland, only this time it was soupy as well--I guess you need the starch from dried soaked beans to make it into a stew. The dumplings were pretty good the first night, cooked up beautifully (although didn't have a ton of flavor) but the second night in the soupy broth, they just didn't stand a chance and disintegrated a bit. I might still play around with this recipe but please don't waste your ingredients and time making it as written. I will be adding tomatoes, slow cooking on the stovetop (which kind of defeats the purpose of a quick recipe), and upping the spices.

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