Crockpot Pinto-Bean Stew Recipe

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Crockpot Pinto-Bean Stew is a delicious, hearty and spicy Tex-mex style recipe with spicy corn meal dumplings. Ingredients include, pinto beans, corn, onions and bell peppers. It is highly spiced and served with a dumpling. Garnished with cilantro and sliced radishes. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (8) PointsPlus recipe.

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Servings: 8


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  1. Drain the soaked beans. Combine the beans, water, onion, bell pepper, celery, corn, garlic, chili powder and cumin in a (5 to 6 quart) slow cooker. Cook on HIGH 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours.
  2. To prepare dumplings: Just before the end of the 4 (or 8) hours cooking time, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt in a medium size bowl. Add in the butter and use a pastry blender, two knives or a fork to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add in the jalapeño and lime zest; toss to coat. Add in buttermilk and stir to form a dough.
  3. After the stew has cooked for 4 (or 8) hours, stir in the lime juice and salt. Using generous tablespoonfuls of dough, drop 8 dumplings on top of the stew. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 additional hour. Serve each (1-1/4 cup) portion of stew topped with 1 dumpling. Garnish with cilantro and radishes.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 349g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 373  
Calories from Fat 65 17%
Total Fat 7.38g 9%
Saturated Fat 2.98g 12%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 723mg 30%
Potassium 1027mg 29%
Total Carbs 60.82g 16%
Dietary Fiber 11.3g 38%
Sugars 4.1g 3%
Protein 17.0g 27%
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  • judee
    July 13, 2015
    What a great frugal recipe and there is something about beans in the crock pot that is delicious and satisfying. Thanks for the recipe
    • ShaleeDP
      July 10, 2015
      I Like like this!

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