Souped Up Black Bean Stew (Black Bean Stew)

soupedupblackbeanstew

1 bag Dried Black Beans
10c Water
6 Chicken Broth Cubes
2 Beef Broth Cubes
1 can Black Beans WITH Jalapeno IN Lime, undrained (Optional)
1/3T Butter
1/2 lb. Cheese Sausage Link (Cheddar Brats work!)
About 1lb. Boneless Chicken Breast (Large chicken breast)
1c Bacon ENDS
1c Ham, diced (I believe I used Smoked Ham Steak. Optional, I skip sometimes.)
1 Onion (I added last hour, if it matters)
1T Chili Powder
1/2-1tsp Cumin
1/4tsp TO 1/2tsp Garlic Powder (NOT SURE ADDED. “Think” I did 1/2tsp)
1/4tsp Mustard Powder
1/4tsp Red Pepper Flakes (Optional)
1/4tsp Pepper
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1 Dried Bay Leaf

Rinse Beans. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray crock (Or, Butter). Add all to crock. Cook on High first few hours. Then, switch to low for rest of time. Cook 7-8 hours. OPTIONAL: Scoop out half the Beans, blend smooth, add back in, and stir.

Serve with Rice:
Lemon Pepper Rice:
2c Instant Rice
2c Water (Per rice instuctions)
1/2tsp + 1/2tsp Lemon Pepper
I microwave rice with 1/2tsp lemon pepper, covered. Then stir in rest of lemon pepper, when done.
Or:
Lime and Cilantro Rice (Rice cooked in Water + Crushed Broth Cubes with Dried Cilantro. Splash with a LIL Lime)
Reg. White Rice (As dish has enough flavor!)

NOTE: Black Beans DYE everything! Caught me off guard at first! Just a Heads Up…
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