It’s snowing and it’s my day off. I want to make something in the crockpot. I didn’t have a recipe for this, until today.
I usually just throw a bunch of stuff together and call it good. When I’m cooking something, I write it down on a piece of junk mail like this.
Then I can make adjustments or even remember what the hell I did. I’m getting old you know.
This summer I posted: “Top 10 Most Used & Loved Kitchen Tools”. I completely neglected to add my crockpot, which was my mom’s. Maybe because at the time I did that post, it was 157 degrees of hell outside and cooking something in it was the farthest thing from my mind. At any rate, it deserves to be on the list. For heaven’s sake, this thing gets a workout in the fall and winter.
So get it out and turn on the heat.
Chop up the onion and bell peppers and add ’em to the crockpot.
Add spices-ancho chile powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and salt,
chipotle in adobo (pureed),
rinsed black beans,
and chopped chicken. I use a rotisserie chicken most times (2lb) but have used cooked chicken breasts before too.
Slice up some corn tortillas and add ’em to the pot.
Put the lid on and go get some stuff done. 8 hours on low heat. 4 hours on high heat. Oh I forgot, I did add a couple of bay leaves in there too.
Top with shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro, red onion, and/or avocado.
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 small yellow onion
- 1 tsp ancho chili powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp chipotle in adobo pureed
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 T masa harina
- 1/2 15oz can black beans-rinsed and drained
- 8oz can tomato sauce
- 64 oz of chicken broth
- Chopped meat from a 2lb rotisserie chicken
- 5 corn tortillas-sliced
- 2 bay leaves
- Condiments: sour cream, cilantro, red onion, shredded cheese, avocado
- Chop peppers and onion.
- Add peppers, onion, chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, masa, beans, tomato sauce, broth, chicken, and tortillas to a crock pot.
- Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
- Ladle into bowls and top with preferred condiments.