You probably don’t need another quick and easy recipe in your life, right? I bet you have enough of them. And you most likely enjoy spending hours in the kitchen preparing a wholesome, tasty dinner for your family. Am I right? Oh, really? You DO want more quick and easy recipes? You DON’T enjoy spending hours in the kitchen so that you can have a delicious, healthy dinner? You have definitely come to the right place, then.
I use to look down on slow cookers thinking of them as a lazy way of cooking, but who was I kidding? Lazy cooking is AMAZING. There is a time and day for a long, complicated recipe that makes me feel like a professional chef, but these days I’m looking for something quick and easy to prepare more and more. And although it’s hard to find a slow cooker recipe that doesn’t require a preservative laden packaged spice mix, canned soup or brick of cream cheese, it’s not hard to make up your own or alter them as you go. I encourage you to try! Slow cookers can be great tools for healthy eating as well as time savers.
Once the beef has finished cooking for hours while you are at work or going about your pleasant business, it pulls apart so easily. It is tender, juicy and flavorful.
The most time-consuming part of the corn and black bean salsa is the roasting. I used our gas bbq, but you could also use a grill pan on the stove, or you could cut the kernels off the cobb and broil them until they soften a bit and get some color. After that, it’s a cinch to throw together, and it adds such an amazing sweet and salty flavor to this salad. I used feta because that is what I had, and it is my favorite cheese, but queso fresco would be perfect and make this salsa a bit more authentic. I used the extra salsa on breakfast tacos the next morning with over easy eggs and avocado. It was awesome, so please try that if you have left overs.
I really loved this salad and so did the rest of the family. Arya is three and won’t eat salad, but I made her a quesadilla with the Barbacoa beef and she loved that.
Serve this salad with a drizzle of ranch dressing or balsamic vinaigrette, or eat it on its own with a squeeze of lime if you’re a purist. Please let me know what you think, and post your favorite slow cooker recipe in the comments!
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