When you eat mostly plant based (I am still working on the word vegan), it is sometimes hard to find recipes that feel hearty. This is a great, super easy and recipe that feels like you are puttin' some meat on your bones (that is, if you ate meat). It is a hit at this house. I serve it with homemade cornbread and a green salad. I did break my brown rice rule on this one because it sounded sooo good with white rice.
I found this recipe at food.com but I altered it a bit. I didn't get a picture because it was gone before I could take any. Good luck. Check it out here if you are in need of pictures.
Pinto beans and rice in a crock pot.
Here is my take on it.
Get out the crock pot.
Turn it on high (or low if you are cooking overnight).
Dump in a bag of pinto beans (I did rinse them first).
Cover beans with water.
Add a jar of picante sauce.
Add 1 teaspoon of cumin and chili powder.
Salt and pepper as needed.
Let cook for a long time (mine cooks for about 6 hours or longer on high but I live at serious altitude so adjust as needed).
Cook rice (white or brown).
Spoon beans over rice and eat up!