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6 minute Meal - Sheryl’s Favorite Killer Nachos
11/23/2011 | Sheryl McGlochlin

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(This is 6 minutes of YOUR time, not cooking time).

1-minute chore: (I do this chore first thing in the morning by 9 am OR before I go to bed at night.

2 c. raw, uncooked black beans (rinse them off in water using a strainer)
8 c. water

Put in a slow cooker (crock pot)
Plug it in, turn on LOW, put the lid on and cook for approx. 8 hours.

5-minute chore:

Turn slow cooker off and unplug it.
Using a strainer, separate the cooked beans and bean juice - save BOTH in separate containers.
Refrigerate both the juice and beans until you are ready to use.
If you need some extra bean juice later, you'll have it available.
Bean juice is high in nutrients so water it down and feed your plants if you don’t use it yourself.

Your raw, uncooked beans will now be approx. 6 cups of cooked beans. Put them in 8 - 12 oz. containers and either freeze if you aren't going to use them for a few weeks OR put them in the fridge if you will be using them within 3 - 4 days.
If you freeze them, be sure and mark what they are so you'll remember.

Now proceed with this recipe, which will only take a few minutes to assemble:

Sheryl’s Favorite Killer Nachos

In a bowl, combine:
1 c. cooked black beans
1/2 c. Pace Picante Sauce or any favorite salsa
1 can of corn OR 1 c. frozen corn

Blend altogether
In another bowl, combine:
White or yellow Corn Tortilla chips
Eat like a dip
OR put chips on the plate and put black bean mixture on top of chips

NOTE: If using frozen corn, don’t cook since they thaw out quickly.