- 10 minutes
- 7 hours
We LOVE black beans. Our family eats them alone, on tacos, in soups, mixed with salsa and rice - so many ways. One of my essential time savers is to prepare a slow cooker full from dried beans. That gives us a week's worth of delicious, home-prepared black beans to use in all of our recipes.This method can easily be used for other beans; white beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, etc. Preparing beans this way is so much easier than soaking overnight, rinsing, then cooking. Just throw everything in the slow cooker, set it to low, and then go.
- 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 ingredients and stir.
- Cook on low for about 6 hours. Test for doneness, and add seasoning during the last 30 minutes of cooking. Remove bay leaves before serving.