This week’s Meatless Monday is simple and yummy just the way we like it. Black beans are such an important staple in a vegetarian and vegan diet. Here we show you how to cook black beans in a crock pot.
Black beans are an excellent source of protein
They can be used in a variety of different recipes, burritos being one of my favorites. I also love the Mexican bake we posted about a few months ago on Punky Moms. To make them from scratch, you usually have to soak your beans overnight and tend to them on the stove top most of the day. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
Using the crockpot/slow cooker just makes sense.
This recipe is vegetarian but I am sure you can substitute the water for broth if you want to add more flavors. What is your fav black bean recipe? We are always looking for more around my house.
Crock Pot Black Beans
- 1 lb. Black Beans
- 6 Cups Water
- 1 Onion diced
- 2-3 Garlic Cloves sliced
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 1 TBSP Salt
- 1. Rinse and strain beans. Pick out any broken or wrinkled ones.
- 2. Put beans, onion, garlic, bay leaf, salt, in the crock pot. Add water.
- 3. Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or on LOW for 6-8 hours. If all water is absorbed before beans are finished cooking, add more.
- Optional: remove onion, garlic, bay leaf before serving.
I’m so ashamed to say I have only ever had black beans in chinese food.
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Pulling the crock pot now! My teenager will love this!
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This looks and sounds like a very healthy dish. Great recipe.
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I like this recipe, but my concern is about adding more water if the beans need it. If that’s the case, then I couldn’t put this together before work and leave it all day. Recommendations?
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The crockpot is my favorite way to cook beans!! I can’t remember the last time I did it differently.
Thanks for sharing! It’s almost soup season and that means I will be using my crockpot a lot. You’re right: using the crockpot just makes sense. So much easier than waiting for them to soak overnight in the fridge and then boiling. This way you can add some additional spices and flavors. Thanks for sharing!
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