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