Its time to kick that brownbag lunch up a notch With a little planning, these lunches can be prepared in seven minutes or less. Slow Cooker Pinto Bean Stew with Jalapeno Corn Dumplings Recipe. How To Pickle Okra Without A Canner more. By Eating. Well User. I really liked this recipe, though I did make a few substitutions yeah, Im gonna be one of those people haha. First, I used vegetable broth instead of water I never use water in anything if I can add more flavor with broth. I also added more spices than the recipe called for. I just kept adding until it tasted good to me. A fair description of pinto beans could begin with labels such as nutrientrich, lowfat and an excellent source of protein and fiber. While these terms. Finally, at the last minute as I was about to put the lid on and let the stew cook, I added a little chopped turkey bacon for extra smokiness. All of these additions were really simple, and really, I find cooking is more about finding the flavors youlike than following a recipe to the letter, but I digress. The only complaint I have is I feel the dumplings had a little too much lime flavor, and little else. I followed the instructions for the dumplings exactly, so next time I make this I might half the amount of lime and increase the amount of salt in the dumplings. Overall, this recipe turned out a delicious, hearty stew that you can make even in the summer and not worry about heating up the kitchen by turning on the stove. Its very filling, too my boyfriend, who eats like a horse lol, was stuffed after one bowl. I will definitely make this again.