A perfect combination of aromatic Carolina® Brown Rice, traditional hearty beans and tender meat. This comforting Slow Cooker Charro Beans with Brown Rice dinner is best enjoyed around the table with the entire family.
Soak beans in water for at least 6 hours or overnight; drain.
In a large skillet set over medium heat, cook bacon for 3 to 5 minutes or until fat is rendered and bacon starts to brown around the edges.
Stir in ham, onion, jalapeño, garlic, oregano, paprika and cumin; cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are slightly softened. Transfer to bowl of slow cooker.
Stir in beans, chicken broth, water, tomatoes, tomato paste, diced chipotle, adobo sauce, salt and pepper.
Prick chorizo sausages with a fork. Ensure chorizo is not packed in plastic casing and casing is edible. If inedible, remove casing entirely. Add to slow cooker; cover and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours or until beans are very tender.
Cook brown rice according to package directions.
Serve beans over rice. Garnish with cilantro.
Substitute Carolina® White Rice for brown rice if preferred.
This traditional Latin American stew incorporates a variety of rich flavors from crispy bacon, spicy jalepeño, an array of spices such as paprika and cumin, fresh tomatoes and lastly, wholesome charro beans.
Using a slow cooker, the ingredients cook together over low heat for hours, allowing for the flavor to deepen, leaving you with a delicious meal! This dish is enjoyed with Carolina® Brown Rice, a fluffy, flavor-packed, Non-GMO Project Verified Rice which keeps everyone satisfied and feeling full.
Want to try more delicious stick-to-your-bones comfort food? Be sure to enjoy this One-Pot Fish Stew with Beans, or a Peruvian Lamb Stew with Rice or find more recipes in the Carolina® Rice recipe collection.
If any of the ingredients in this recipe do not fit your dietary needs, a few simple swaps should do the trick.
If you are looking to make this recipe vegan or vegetarian, swap out chicken broth for any sort of vegetable broth, bacon, ham and chorizo with any non-meat alternative or simply remove them from the dish. While it does change the dish, with hearty rice and beans, seasonings and vegetables this dish will still fill you up.