Don’t believe the reviews on this one. Mine came out great. I added a can of tomatoes and added WAY more seasoning but it’s a great jumping off point for a recipe. Next time I’m going to add more veggies! Also I don’t ever soak my beans, and they came out fine. They need at least five hours on high and enough liquid to cook, I would say add an extra half cup of water. Super tasty and I served with brown rice instead of dumplings. Topped with avocado and vegan sour cream and vegan cheese. Amazing!
I followed the recipe but I did add a little water towards the end of the cook time, My husbands favorite meal is beans and cornbread, and he loved this recipe he did add salt to his bowl but I loved it just the way it was, this is definitely a keeper!
I made the recipe exactly as the recipe states. The only thing I did not do is add the garnishes, neither of which I had on hand. Most of the items in this recipe I keep stocked my kitchen anyway. The recipe came out glorious and I would not change a single thing. It is easy enough if your soup/stew is not the right consistency is to add more chicken/vegetable stock. This was one of the easiest recipes I have used, and is a part of my regular rotation. I simply love the fact that I typically have everything in my pantry/fridge. Thank you Eating Well!
Uses lime cook dumpl right in pot wld half
Slow cooker Pinto bean stew w/Jalapeno corn dumplings I soaked the beans overnight and after 7 hrs in the crockpot they still were not done so I transferred the whole thing to a large stockpot and finished cooking it on the stove. To the stew recipe I added: 2 diced Jalapenos, 7 diced Roma tomatoes, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp cayenne, 1/2 tsp black pepper and 1 tsp mexican oregano, and 1 small can of El Pato sauce, I used fresh corn cut from the cob. We like things on the hot side and this turned out delicious!! The family loved it. =)
Bland and Boring I'm always looking for new yummy slow-cooker recipes. Sadly, this one is not a keeper. The stew turned out bland. After adding a lot more chili powder to each dish we ended up with something that at least had some flavor. The dumplings were even disappointing. I could taste lime in a few of the bites but otherwise the dumplings were about as tasteless as the stew. Pros: easy Cons: tasteless, bland
Glorified beans and cornbread I never do beans in the crockpot because they don't seem to get done. I made this in my cast iron dutch oven on top of the stove. It was just OK. The dumplings, which were the reason this appealed to me in the first place, were easy to make but weren't as good as I expected. The beans were just a pot of beans crying out for some more flavor. Maybe a can of tomatoes or Rotel would have helped. I won't be making this again. On the plus side, after I drain out the liquid, the chickens are gonna love the leftovers! Cons: Pretty blah
More of a Soup Made it in a crockpot and after 8 hours on low beans were edible but not done. Turned it up to high for a couple hours more. Was not an issue because I was making it ahead of time but if it were from dinner it would not of been done. Calories are high for 1 1/4 cup so will not do the dumplings for myself and will recalculate the calories. Was a good 'soup' though and great leftover.