A lot of you have heard me recount the fun Anson and I have been having with Crock Pot cooking since last fall. It was a cold winter and the spring has been cool as well so I've had a lot of opportunities to make hearty, slow-cooked dishes for many months now. I think we reached a high point at Christmas with a jerk turkey breast. That one was added to the permanent recipe collection! Anson's mom and Billie were nice enough to get me Crock Pot cookbooks for Christmas and I've been slowly trying new recipes from them.
One of our favorite recipes I found on CDKitchen.com and I've been making it at least once a month. It's Black Bean, Corn and Barley Burritos. It sounds unimpressive and the name really doesn't do it justice. A cup of corn, a can of tomatoes, a can of beans, a cup of barley, onion, chiles, garlic and some seasonings. Throw it in the crock pot and wait. You won't believe what comes out. Add some sour cream, cheese, avocados and wrap it up in a tortilla. One burrito is really so filling, but you will want to eat more.
Last Sunday I made it and happened to have a sweet potato in the fridge so I threw it in too. We've had it for dinner for three nights now and it's still not gone. I think all the ingredients cost about $5 total, and then probably $5 more for toppings and tortillas. How many meals can you make for a family of 6 for only $10? Healthy, affordable, and delicious.