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How to Make Slow Cooker Black Beans

We LOVE black beans. Everyone needs a great essential recipe for preparing black beans. Our family eats them alone, on tacos, in soups, mixed with salsa and rice…so many ways. You’ve gotta learn how to make slow cooker black beans.

How to Make Slow Cooker Black Beans

This easy method can easily be used to cook just about any dried beans…white, pinto, kidney, etc. Preparing them this way is so much easier than soaking overnight, rinsing, then cooking.

First though, you have to drain, rinse, and pick out the ugly beans.

Just throw everything in the slow cooker, set it to low, and then go.

LHow to Make Slow Cooker Black Beans

It is that easy. This black beans recipe is a breeze, and you have beans for days. Unless you eat a ton of beans, in which case you have beans for day.

Here are links to our recipes using black beans:

Let the slow cooker do all of the work for you. A simple and easy black beans recipe for cooking beans from dried. Economical and nutritious.

Chopped onions add so much flavor to any dried bean recipe preparation. Do not skip this step.

And garlic.  Don’t worry, it isn’t too much. We’re cooking a lot of beans, and garlic is essential to the flavor.

Garlic is a must for our slow cooker black beans

I do not add the salt / seasoning until the last 30 minutes of cooking. This gives you a chance to taste them after they have cooked with the garlic, onion, and bay leaf and then decide what you need to add.

Plus, I’ve always heard that adding salt before they cook causes the beans to be tough….but I can’t confirm this. (Because I don’t do it.)

Let the slow cooker do all of the work for you. A simple and easy black beans recipe for cooking beans from dried. Economical and nutritious.

Just use 1 or 2 bay leaves. Don’t forget to pull them out of the beans before serving.

Let the slow cooker do all of the work for you. A simple and easy black beans recipe for cooking beans from dried. Economical and nutritious.

Toss everything in the slow cooker, then add the water. Turn on low for about 6 hours. Don’t add the seasoning until the end.

To test for doneness, get a spoon and get a couple of beans out. Blow on the beans and if the skin splits easily they are done. Or, you can taste one.

How to Make Slow Cooker Black Beans

So good and so simple.

Easy and awesome, the kind of thing we love to make! Save this black beans recipe, you will need it.

How to Make Slow Cooker Black Beans
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How to Make Slow Cooker Black Beans

This is a tried and gtrued method for preparing black beans in a slow cooker using simple ingredients.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword slow cooker black beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 133kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried black beans
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose seasoning or salt

Instructions

  • Rinse beans in a strainer, and remove any stones or ugly beans.
  • Place beans in a slow cooker. Add onion, garlic, and bay leaves. Pour water over the ingredients and stir.
  • Cook on low for about 6 hours. Test for doneness, and add salt or seasoning during the last 30 minutes of cooking.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5Cup | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 589mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1.9mg

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