Posts Tagged ‘black beans’

Turns out selling a house, moving, and starting a new job in a 3 week span results in pure chaos. Who knew. But we’re more or less settled now which means I have food for you! Consider it my birthday gift to you (30 today – yikes!).

Here’s the deal with beans – for the longest time, I wouldn’t touch them. It was partly because of my inner 5 year old and partly because of texture issues. I don’t really remember when that all changed, but I’m glad it did because a) I can now eat chili like an adult, b) a can of beans is so much cheaper than a pound of chicken, and c) I get to eat an obscene amount of these enchiladas.


Nailed It/Failed It: Black Bean Spinach EnchiladasVerdict

Nailed it. I didn’t really know what to expect out of these, but somehow they’re still better than I had hoped. The sauce is absolutely amazing – some might even say life changing.


I used chicken broth and frozen spinach and skipped the cilantro. And since I can never get 8 enchiladas in my pan (whyyyyyyyyy????), I get as many as I can in there and top them with the leftover filling before adding the sauce. Oh, and obviously guac went on top.





Original recipe from The Garden Grazer.



On Sunday, the husband and I took the front yard from this:


to this:


Yes, we dug up the grass and planted half of what Lowes has to offer in one day. Why? Because we’re hardcore. Or idiots. Your call really. Either way, I’d say it’s pretty obvious neither of us had done a project like this before and didn’t realize just how long of a day it would be. But before we got started, I had a stroke of brilliance and realized the last thing I would want to do after spending all day digging up the yard is cook. Yet I also suspected we’d be ravenous. Thus I enlisted my good friend the Crock Pot (I’d say best friend but Advil’s holding that title).


Nailed It/Failed It: Slow Cooker Chicken Black Bean Tacos


Nailed it. These were everything I ever wanted on Sunday – easy and delicious. And yes, I realize it’s a real crap photo but I had just spent 7 hours in the yard and barely had the strength to hit the turn signal in my car. So basically what I’m saying is. . .you can deal.


I cooked it on low for 5 hours, skipped the slaw, and served them on tortillas topped with cheese and guac.




Original recipe from Skinnytaste.