Red Beans & Beef
Slow cooker comfort food for a cold day, red beans and ground beef.
slow cooker or crock pot
- 6 cups dried pinto beans
- 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
- 3-5 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 lb ground beef
Sort beans to remove any rocks or ugly beans, any you would not want to eat.
Rinse beans well in cold water, then place in a large bowl and cover with water. Place in refrigerator. Allow beans to soak overnight.
Ready to Cook
Drain beans and rinse in cold water, place in slow cooker and cover with fresh water.
Brown hamburger meat and drain grease. Place in slow cooker.
Add onion, 3 T chili powder (or more to taste), garlic powder, and pepper, stir to combine.
Cook on high for 8 hours or until tender.
Don't want to soak your beans overnight?
This can be prepared on the stove top as well. Once the beans have soaked (either overnight or by method above) place beans in large pot and cover with clean water. Add onion, chili powder, garlic powder, and pepper and simmer 2 hours. Add beef and cook another 1-2 hours until beans are tender.