Monday, March 11, 2013

Crock Pot Beans

I hope everyone had a good weekend!  Remember Friday when I said I was slacking on my cooking? Well, I made up for it on Saturday. I made some bread, enchilada sauce, and cooked some beans in the crock pot.

Beans are a staple in my house. I try to incorporate beans into almost all of our meals and I try to make a few meatless meals a week so beans are KEY. I used to buy canned beans for the convenience but then I learned about BPA and all the other junk they put in canned stuff I made the decision to just buy dry. To avoid soaking every single night and cooking them in the morning, I use my trusty crock pot to soak and cook them.

To cook beans in the crock pot, here is what you need

1 crock pot of your choice (I'm sure you figured that out though)
8 cups of water
3 cups of beans, that have been soaked overnight

Add beans and water to crock pot. Put temperature on high for cook for 6 to 8 hours until they are tender. Cool for about an hour then drain and let cool until room temperature.

Once they are cooled, freeze them in 1 cup portions

Now, I always have beans available and I know what is in them too.


  1. Super Idea! I love beans...especially black beans. Luv my slow cooker too :) I will be remembering this "recipe"
    Thanks for sharing

  2. What a great idea! We love beans too and this looks so easy. I bet it really cuts down on the sodium...


Don't be shy! Stop by and say hello!