Slow Cooker Cuban Black Bean Chili
This might be the easiest slow cooker black bean chili you’ll ever find. Be sure to look over your beans before adding them to the pot to remove any grit or tiny pebbles. No one loses a tooth on our watch! A combination of beans, fire-roasted tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, and spices simmer away while you make the best part: the fried plantains. Sweet caramelized plantains are a delicious contrast to the earthy starchy beans. Look for plantains that are mostly black, a good indicator of their ripeness, but keep an eye on them in the skillet: ripe plantains are quite sweet and their natural sugars can burn quickly if you don’t watch carefully.