Monday, September 17, 2012

Slow Cooker Honey Beans and Spinach from A Year of Slow Cooking

Slow Cooker Honey Beans and Spinach
Black beans and garbanzos, cooked with sweet potato, honey, and spinach.  (Photo from A Year of Slow Cooking.)

When I read this post where Stephanie from A Year of Slow Cooking said she would have never tried a recipe like this one for Honey Beans with Spinach before she started using her slow cooker, I felt like she was speaking directly to me.  I love the way you can put a bunch of healthful ingredients like black beans, garbanzos, sweet potatoes, onion, honey, and spinach into the slow cooker with some well-chosen seasonings and come out with a delicious vegetarian stew, and this sounds like a perfect Meatless Monday dish!

I hope you enjoy trying this from-scratch slow cooker recipe!  Use this link to get the recipe for Honey Beans with Spinach from A Year of Slow Cooking.

More Vegetarian Ideas with Beans in the Slow Cooker:
Dried Beans Cooked in the Slow Cooker from Kalyn's Kitchen 
Black Bean Enchiladas from The Kitchn
Vegetarian Chipotle Baked Beans from The Perfect Pantry
Vegetarian Maple-Sriracha Baked Beans from Kitchen Treaty
Spicy Black Beans and Tomatoes from Budget Bytes  

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6 comments:

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I would never have thought of adding honey to a dish like this. What a great idea!

Kalyn Denny said...

Lydia, I am thinking the honey might even thicken it a little as well as adding flavor. Agreed, great idea.

JennyAnn said...

I made this a couple days ago and it was soooo sweet! Too much honey called for in this recipe, in my opinion. The only change I made to the recipe is use kale instead of spinach, but even this more bitter green didn't tone down the sweetness. I've added more lemon and am thinking about adding olives or capers and baking it into an empanada type thing to save it, but I may just throw the whole thing out.

Kalyn Denny said...

Jenny Ann, thanks for the feedback. I'm not a sweets eater that much either, so I'd probably like it with just a touch of honey.

JennyAnn said...

Hi Kalyn,
I just realized that my comment was a little rude! I'm sorry - I had just wanted to leave my feedback, but I should also thank you for this blog. I really enjoy it and I'll keep trying new recipes. Will try to leave more pleasantly constructive comments in the future!

Kalyn Denny said...

JennyAnn, no worries. And I am glad you are enjoying the blog!

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