Slow Cooker Beans

Prep Time5 minutes

Total Time16 hours


Please note: these estimates are based on the intended serving size.

Ingredients (Scaling)

  • net weight ounces dried beans, rinsed and checked for debris
  • fluid ounces water

Slow Cooker Beans


  • To soak the beans, either cover with water and leave to sit overnight or use the quick soak method. To quick soak beans, bring them to a boil and let simmer for about 2 minutes.

  • Cover, remove from heat, and allow to sit for 1 hour.

  • After soaking, drain the water. Place beans in the slow cooker and add enough water to cover by about 2 inches.

  • Add desired herbs, seasonings, or spices. NOTE: Seasonings with salt should not be added until beans have cooked and softened. Salt will prevent the skin of the beans from softening, if added to the initial cooking stages.

  • Cook on low for 8 hours or until beans are tender.