Slow cooker Tex Mex black bean and lentil nachos recipe | EUROtoday

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With a tin or two of lentils and beans, you’ll at all times have the ability to conjure up a fuss-free supper. For this Tex Mex-inspired deal with, all it’s essential do is tip every part into the gradual cooker and a few hours later you’re good to go. Spoon it over some corn chips for a really tasty model of nachos with out many of the unhealthy extras that normally include them.




Prep time: quarter-hour

Cook time: 2 hours half-hour


  • 1 x 400g tin black beans
  • 1 x 400g tin brown lentils
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp pickled jalapeño slices
  • 1 small purple onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp floor cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 4 handfuls of gluten-free corn chips
  • 100g feta, crumbled, or some grated Parmesan, to serve
  • handful of coriander leaves, to serve


  1. Heat your gradual cooker to excessive.
  2. Tip a 400g tin of black beans and a 400g tin of brown lentils right into a colander and rinse beneath the chilly faucet, utilizing your fingers to separate the beans. Drain effectively, then tip into the bowl of the gradual cooker.
  3. Stir within the 400g tin of chopped tomatoes together with 2 tbsp pickled jalapeño slices, 1 small finely chopped purple onion, 2 tsp floor cumin, 1 tsp smoked paprika and ½ tsp chilli powder.
  4. Season generously with salt and pepper, and stir completely to mix. Cover and prepare dinner for two hours.
  5. Working shortly to keep away from dropping an excessive amount of warmth, give every part a great stir, then cowl and prepare dinner for half-hour longer.
  6. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 160C/140C fan/fuel mark 3 and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  7. Scatter over 4 handfuls of corn chips, then heat them by way of within the oven for 8-10 minutes.
  8. To serve, spoon the Tex Mex beans and lentils over the nice and cozy corn chips and scatter with 100g crumbled feta or some grated Parmesan, plus some coriander leaves.

Recipe from The Healthy Slow Cooker by Ross Dobson (Murdoch Books, £18.99)