As much as I love to eat, I don’t always have the time to get cray-cray in the kitchen, especially weekdays after work. This is a great meal for when I don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen because “ain’t nobody got time for ‘dat!“.
It starts with the crock pot. I turned it to high and sprayed the insides with oil. Then I dumped in a 28oz can of chopped tomatoes, a 14oz can of kidney beans and a 15oz can of black beans. I only drained the beans, but I didn’t rinse them.
Then I dumped in approximately: 1/2 tbs chicken broth concentrate, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp chili powder, a dash of harissa and a 1/4 tsp black pepper. I didn’t really measure it out. I just tasted it with my mouth to see if it was seasoned to my liking.
At the last-minute I decided to throw in these Gardein beefless tips. We had a boatload of these because of a “buy one get one free” sale at Publix (Thanks A, for giving me the heads up on that one!).
We ate about 2.5-3 hours later. Depending on when you get home from work this could make for a late dinner but this works for our house because we usually don’t eat until 9pm anyways.
So the moral of the story is I let my crock pot do the work. My mouth couldn’t tell the difference and I got my internets fix. Its a win-win!