As I mentioned in this post, my husband and I paid off our house in the past year. We used Dave Ramsey’s method and will be going on his radio show today to share our story! I am so excited. And a little nervous. If you’re interested I will post the link to the YouTube video of it later today.
If you’re familiar with Dave Ramsey you know that he loves to eliminate debt and he is famous for telling people that they need to cut their budget and live off of “beans and rice and rice and beans!” Yes, beans and rice are very inexpensive but I actually really love beans and rice and so do my kids. They love going to Mexican restaurants and stirring the rice and the beans together and gulping them down. But really why go to a restaurant when you can make them at home for a fraction of the price?
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5 Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Beans and Rice Recipes
Here are 5 Instant Pot and slow cooker beans and rice recipes to add to your repertoire. In addition you may be interested in this post “5 Dollar Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Dinners.”
Mexican Black Beans and Rice–the easiest and tastiest rice ever! Brown rice is cooked in flavorful salsa with garlic salt, a bay leaf and cumin. Canned black beans make this recipe very convenient. And my favorite part is a squeeze of lime juice and a dollop of sour cream on top. Make this as a meal or as a side dish.
Instant Pot Mexican Black Beans and Rice
Slow Cooker Mexican Black Beans and Rice
Instant Pot/Slow Cooker Cajun Sausage and Beans–andouille sausage is served alongside a creamy pot of cajun-style beans that are cooked quickly in your pressure cooker or simmered all day in the slow cooker. You only need 3 ingredients to make this flavorful dinner.
Instant Pot/Slow Cooker Cajun Sausage and Beans
Southwest Shredded Chicken Bowls–a stew that is bursting with flavor but not too spicy. It has tender shredded chicken, pinto beans, fire roasted tomatoes, green chiles and taco seasoning. Serve this stew over rice or plain for an easy weeknight dinner.
Instant Pot Southwest Shredded Chicken Bowls
Slow Cooker Southwest Shredded Chicken Bowls
Red Beans and Rice–dried small red beans are simmered with cajun sausage, onion, green pepper and cajun seasonings to make a saucy stew to serve over rice. And the rice can be cooked at the same time and in the same pot as the red beans!
Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice
Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice
Dave Ramsey Slow Cooker Beans and Rice Recipe–if you’re trying to cut down on your grocery bill I have a nourishing and inexpensive slow cooker beans recipe. We start with dried pinto beans (cheap!) and cook them all day while you’re at work (earning money to pay off your debts). Add in some salt, cumin, garlic powder and tomato sauce and you have dinner (or lunch)!
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Where is this site everyone is raving about. I need help too, big time!
Praise the Lord, this is exciting. We have been debt free since 1982. Owed several thousand dollars. Always looking to the wrong source for help. When we finally put all our trust in the Lord and purpose to be free He helped us. For the first time we were able to pay cash for a new van. I am excited for u. Would love to meet u and your husband.
Oh thanks Lanie! I’m glad you commented. I’d love to meet you too someday. xoxo Karen
I have to tell you! My husband listens to Dave Ramsey. He came home yesterday all excited about your particular interview. He was very impressed! So impressed that I spent the next couple of hours reviewing the program trying to find your website! It took me awhile, but I did it!
First of all, congratulations! You did it and you did it in style. You have a beautiful website! And second, I was particularly impressed with your approach. Your husband said some things that literally are noteworthy. I’m going to go back and write a sheet to put my planner with his points. It is possible that God might have something for you along these lines. Besides facilitating, I think you have an approach that would inspire people. Not just with money buteverything. Thanks to both of you for making the trip to share with us.
Hi Charlotte! I’m so glad you found me. Thanks so much for your kind works. I just forwarded this note to my husband so he can read them too.
Charlotte Groth says
I don’t know how he managed to be so inspiring in less than one minute. But he did! And you two. Congratulations on a job well done. We might be right behind you!
I’m sure you will! Thanks Charlotte!
Dinah Morse says
Congrats, Karen! I heard your debt-free scream yesterday and I am totally motivated!! As a new listener of Dave Ramsey’s Show, I am convinced that I need more income to help me accelerate getting out of debt. Can you please provide some information on how you built your website and some of the information in getting started?
Thanks so much,
Hi Dinah, thanks so much. We are very excited.
I’ve been blogging for 10 years so it hasn’t been a short journey. Only in the last couple of years has my income really shot up. The best resource I know of for starting a blog is probably Food Blogger Pro. https://www.foodbloggerpro.com/
They are experts on the topic!
Dinah Morse says
Thank you so much, Karen! I will be sure to take a look at the website. I pray that God continues to bless you and your family abundantly.
Thank you!!!! You too Dinah!
Carol Gamble says
Karen and Greg,
Congratulations on your debt free journey!! You’ve inspired me to get back on board and work towards also being debt-free. I’ll be trying some of those bean and rice recipes 🙂
Hooray!! You can do it Carol. 🙂
Kelly Daniel says
Karen- I’m so proud of y’all! Your scream was great and it was an honor to have you share it with us! I’m so glad I got to meet y’all. I look forward to trying so many of these recipes!
Oh my goodness! Thanks Kelly. It was sooooo much fun to meet you too. You are amazing! We had such a great time today thanks to you. xoxo, Karen
I also just watched you on the Dave Ramsey YouTube channel! Congratulations!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! We had a blast.
Laurie Lyon says
Congratulations on paying off your house. I just watched your debt free scream on Dave Ramsey so I looked up your sight. My husband and I are just beginning Financial Peace and looking forward to being there someday as well!!
Oh thank you so much Laurie! It was such an out of body, emotional experience! I’m so glad you found me.
I just heard your debt free scream on the radio and it brought me to your site. I’m a big Pappa Dave fan myself and smiled when I saw the title of your post because I recognized the Beans & Rice reference immediately. Great job, you two! Signing up for your emails now! I’m a beginning food blogger myself and you’ve given me inspiration!
Thanks Donna! I’m so happy you found me. Good luck on your food blog! It is a fun gig. xoxo, Karen
Karen, this is so inspiring that you were able to do this. AND your recipes really help others as well. Congratulations. I signed up for the email recipes and am looking forward to making them!
Thanks so much Heather!!!! We had such a fun time doing our debt free scream. I hope you find lots of great dinner recipes here on my site. Thanks for coming.
Just watched your debt free scream! Congratulations!
Thank you so much Jen! It feels surreal.
Congratulations on becoming DEBT FREE!! I’ll be back to your website for Instant Pot recipes. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you soooo much Karyn! We are thrilled. Come back often!
Ariel Carson says
It is so ironic that you posted this on the day you do your debt free scream. Congratulations and this page will get used by many.
I hope so Ariel!!!
I just watched you on the Dave Ramsey show! Congratulations to you and the family!
Thank you so much Jennifer! We are so excited.