Monday, June 18, 2012

Black Beans and Tortillas on Muffin Tin Monday

It seemed time to break out our totem pole muffin tin cups sent to us a while back by Garden of Daisies.  They're so cute!  We had black beans, homemade tortillas, and salad from our garden (with a boiled egg from our chickens on top).  You can't get much healthier, and it's such an economic meal too!

I like to soak my black beans in water overnight, and then put them in the crockpot on low with water and a cup of salsa for the day.  They turn out so tender and have a slightly smoky flavor when done.


If you've never made homemade tortillas, you are missing out.  They're only like four billion times better than what you buy in the store.  I made 12, and there were only 3 left over after dinner.  The boys always love them.  You can find the recipe HERE.

For more ideas of recipes for kids, check out Muffin Tin Mom.

34 comments:

Heather said...

I love homemade tortillas! But, I definitely need to invest in a tortilla press. Rolling out each tortilla is definitely not my cup of tea :-)

andy said...

That looks like it would be yummy! !! Have a great monday!

Karen said...

oooh yum!... thanks for sharing the recipe.. I have not tried this yet.

Jill said...

May I come to your house for lunch? ;) Looks so darn good!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I have never made them, but the way JDaniel goes through the store bought kind I should.

My Journey With Candida said...

I used to make my own tortillas and they were so good. I try now not to eat a lot of carbs so I don't make many treats.

I do like black beans though. Yours look great!!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I love your idea for the black beans in the crockpot. That sounds really yummy, and I definitely need to make my own tortillas sometime.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Looks delicious. I have a hard time getting my kids to eat beans but I will definitely try! Thanks!

Michelle said...

I will def. be trying the black beans in the crock pot. Haven't done that before and I love them. Also haven't made my own tortillas.

Buttons said...

Oh this looks good I wish you could pack me a lunch for a day in the tractor. Yummy. B

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Have never tried to make homemade tortillas since Hubby is not much of a tortilla fan.... he won't eat black beans much either, guess I'm on my own when it comes to both. Darn.

Barbara said...

Yum! Now I am craving Mexican food. I will have to check out your recipe for tortillas. My grandmother used to make her own, but sadly I never continued the tradition. Maybe I need to start back up again!

Judy @ daily yarns said...

The tortillas look so good, I'm going to check out your link to them.

Valerie said...

My first thought when I saw this Muffin Tin meal was delicious!! I can see that everything here was a big hit because everything here tasted so good! I'm hungry now:)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I love black beans. Your meal looks so well-balanced and delicious--and fun in the tins!

Homemade tortillas? Let me start out small! :-)

TexWisGirl said...

you've just kicked my texmex taste buds into high gear. dammit!

Misty said...

going to try your black bean idea...And those cups may be the cutest!!!!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Homemade tortillas are so yummy!!

Looks like a tasty meal! I love black beans, and so does Livie.

Maple Lane said...

I always enjoy MTM! This looks delicious to me and I did click to get your recipe. Thanks.
Hubby has shingles, so I'm off from posting again. See you soon, I hope.

Becky Jane said...

While moving our food store into our new home, I noticed we had 'tons' of black and red beans. I like the idea of cooking them with salsa! Now I know whats for dinner tonight! Thanks for the menu idea.

It's good to be back and visiting!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you for sharing this with us.
This is something we would like to try sometime. It looks yummy
love
tweedles

Sandy said...

I love black beans. I make a black bean soup that is wonderful, very spicy though.

Irish Italian Blessings said...

YUMMM!! I've never made home made tortillas, I'm going to have to check out the recipe!

Ginny said...

These look soooo good, and I remember your totem containers. Will you be my mommy?

Amish Stories said...

Never mind for the kids Lisa, id like to have some of that for myself,lol. Richard

Sally said...

You know, I've never tried black beans before. I guess because we opt more for the southern variety of peas. :)

But, I'm going to try them 'cause you made it sound good!

A Quiet Corner said...

These look great, Baby Girl...never made homemade though!..:)JP

Michaele said...

This meal looks like something we are very familiar with here. And home made tortillas taste nothing like store bought. Oh ya - eggs - forcing them down a couple meals a day. Like it or not.

SweetMarie said...

My son would have loved lunch in muffin tins! You do the most fun stuff with your boys. :)

the cuby poet said...

I love to eat tortillas and black beans, I have damson chutney in my cupboard would that work instead of salsa I am wondering. Great lunch yet again.

kewkew said...

Love the little cups. And the food sounds great too. Gotta try the tortilla recipe.

Pepper said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I've always wanted to make my own tortillas, as my daughter loves them!

Nancy Claeys said...

I have a tortilla press but haven't used it in ages. Need to get it out!

Kim said...

Oh I dream of a day when my boys will eat the same types of things yours do. Sigh. Those blackbeans look awesome!