This simple and frugal recipe for Crock-Pot Mexican Red Beans is the perfect side dish for any Mexican meal. Or serve over cooked rice for a great entree!
Crock-Pot Mexican Red Beans
If you need a delicious side dish to go with any Mexican or Southwest inspired dish look no further than this recipe for Mexican red beans cooked in your slow cooker.
The recipe starts with dried red beans that have been soaked overnight and then the beans are slow cooked for hours in water with onion, tomatoes, garlic, chili powder, salt and the kicker…BACON.
The bacon adds such a nice smoky flavor to the beans and really makes this dish fantastic.
I usually make these beans, as I mentioned, as a side dish for when we have Mexican food like enchiladas, burritos, tacos, etc. But I will admit that I also really love the beans as a main dish too and just served over some cooked white or brown rice. Beans and rice are a classic meal and frugal too!