Rice Cooker Sweet Beans

A really great way to make a mess of beans for super cheap!   2lb bag of Pinto Beans is $1.48.  That makes this entire bunch of beans total around $4.20.
This makes 13 half-cup servings, at 32 cents each and 200 Calories.

  • 2 lb dried Pinto Beans
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons Brown Mustard
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 can Tomato Paste
  • 3 shakes Hot Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin
  • 2 tablespoons smooth Peanut Butter
  • 4 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
  1. Sort beans and wash them.
  2. Put them in Rice Cooker on Brown Rice setting covered in 3 inches of water.
  3. Once the cycle finishes, drain and refill water to 2 inches over beans.
  4. Cook on a 2nd cycle of Brown Rice.
  5. Cook onions on medium in 4 tablespoons of butter until slightly caramelized.
  6. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant, turn off heat after that.
  7. When second cycle completes on rice cooker, add everything (including cooked onions) into the pot and stir together.
  8. Test beans for being done, run everything in one more cycle of Brown Rice if not tender to your liking.
  9. Allow flavors to mingle for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  10. Salt and Pepper to taste

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