Slow Cooker Cuban Black Bean and Rice Bowls

Slow Cooker Cuban Black Beans

Cuban-style black beans go tex-mex! Served with rice they are a satisfying meal in themselves, especially when you load them up with toppings like sour cream, tomatoes, avocado and tortilla chips for scooping. Black beans have a ton of flavor all on their own. Their earthy flavor only intensifies when seasoned with oregano, bay leaf…

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Southwestern Chicken Soup

Southwest Chicken Soup

A zesty Southwestern soup to jazz up your life. If not your life then your taste buds. Because maybe your life doesn’t need it but your taste buds? They always do. This hearty soup has a range of flavors and colorful ingredients like shredded chicken, spicy jalapeƱo peppers, red peppers, red onions, earthy black beans,…

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Tex-Mex Black Bean Veggie Burgers


This will go down in history as the summer of veggie burgers. What it won’t be is the summer of tomatoes. Hundreds in my garden still cling to their young, green selves. Someone forgot to send them the memo youth is not eternal. These jazzed-up burgers are equal opportunists and can be made with beans…

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