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Friday, March 29, 2013

Cooking Dried Beans in the Crock Pot

After seeing A Year of Slow Cooking’s method for cooking dried beans, I knew I wanted to try it, and it was SO EASY! All you need is a crock pot and you can have cooked beans instead of forking over a small fortune for canned beans.Cooking dried beans in the crock pot

Here’s how:

  1. Rinse your beans and pick out any shriveled/broken/gross beans.
  2. Dump your beans in the crock pot and fill your crock pot with water. DON’T turn it on. Let your beans soak for 6-8 hours or overnight.
  3. Dump out the soak water and rinse your beans.
  4. Return beans to the crock pot and cover with water plus an additional 2-3 inches above the top of the beans.
  5. Cook in the crock pot on low for 8 hours or until the beans are bite-tender.
  6. Drain.
  7. You’re done! Now you can use those beans in your favorite recipes or put them in freezer bags…1 2/3 cup is the equivalent of a can of beans.

Easy and cheap :).

1 comment:

  1. We use a lot of dried beans and I always cook them on the stovetop - I'd been wondering if I could use the slow cooker so thank you!