Here is a super healthy, super yummy slow cooker meal that'll warm you up on a chilly night.
Spicy Black Beans and Rice
2 cups black beans
1 small onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 small carrots, peeled and chopped
1 yellow or green pepper, chopped
1/4 cup chopped hot pepper (jalepeno or poblano are standard, use serano if you like more heat)
4 cloves garlic, grated
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp thyme
generous dash black pepper
2 bay leaves
28 oz broth (vegetable or chicken)
2 tbsp softened butter
2 tbsp flour (all-purpose or rice)
4 cups cooked brown rice.
Place beans, vegetables and spices in slow cooker. Top with broth. Cover and cook on low 10 hours or high 5 hours. If using low, turn setting to high. Mix butter and flour and whisk into beans. Cook another 30 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Serve over rice.