Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Crockpot Black Beans

In an effort to eat healthier, I try to avoid processed canned food items. Often times these foods have huge amounts of sodium and sugar.

Here is how I make my beans. Not only is it healthier, but it’s also a ton cheaper to make them this way!
They’re about half the cost of canned beans!


Rinse them for a minute to get them thoroughly clean and remove any debris.
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Let soak in the crockpot (not on) with the lid on for about 6 hours. I usually just leave them overnight to make it easy.
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Drain and remove the broken and cracked beans
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Place the beans back in the crockpot and fill again with enough water to cover by 2-3 inches. Cook for about 8 hours on LOW until the beans are tender.
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Drain and rinse
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I didn’t take pictures of this, but then portion the beans into containers or freezer bags. I usually use freezer bags and just keep reusing them. I usually do about 1 1/3 cups of beans for one can equivalent.

So, ya, that’s it. It’s super easy, doesn’t take any skill besides remembering to turn the crockpot on. Which I guess can be hard sometimes, since I’ve forgotten it plenty of times. haha.
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There you go – easy, cheap, and healthier beans so you can move away from the can. Smile

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10 comments:

  1. I grew up eating beans from scratch and the can, and I decided from scratch was too much work. But we've been wanting to use our crockpot more lately so I might give this a try. I LOVE black beans!

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    1. Yeah give it a try. They taste so much better to me and since its the crockpot they're so easy. I hate opening cans anyways. haha

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  2. THIS IS AMAZING! I have always tired to find a way to cook the black beans evenly I can't wait to try this. LIKE TODAY! Thanks for posting! Saw you at High Heels and Grills- Feel free to stop by at any time- xo Brook

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    1. Tell me how you like them. I actually prefer them to canned beans. No more of that syrup-y gunk to rinse off. Thanks for coming by!

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  3. I have never tried to cook with dried beans! I am going to pin this for later!

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    1. Awesome, thanks for the pin. I hope you like how they turn out.

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  4. This is definitely something I need to be doing! I love beans, but I'm just so lazy to make them myself! Buying dried ones usually ends up considerably cheaper too! Thanks for the idea - I'm pinning this one!

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    1. I know what you mean, until I found how to do them in a crockpot I was way too lazy to do them myself. But this I can do and they are much cheaper! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Such a good idea to use a crockpot for beans! I have to try this ;) Thanks so much for linking up to Give Me The Goods Monday. Hope to see you again this coming Monday.
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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    1. Thanks! It's so much easier this way.

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