Cooking Dried Beans - Crock Pot

Total Time
Prep 6 hrs
Cook 8 hrs

Buying dried beans is so much less expensive than canned. Cook the beans in the crock pot and then freeze - inexpensive and easy. Found this recipe on a blog - thanks whoever wrote it. Preparation time is initial soaking time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb dried beans
  • 6 -8 cups water


  1. Rinse beans.
  2. Pour beans into crock pot and add enough water to cover beans an additional 2 inches.
  3. Let beans soak for 6 hours or overnight. DO NOT turn crock pot on.
  4. Drain and rinse beans. Return to crock pot and cover with fresh water as above.
  5. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  6. When beans are cool you can package them in zip lock bags. 1 2/3 cups equals about a can's worth.
  7. These freeze beautifully.


Most Helpful

It was easy & worked great, thanks for posting! I "tripled" the recipe & crock potted on "high" for 8 hours. I live in high altitude & used older dried pinto beans.

ct in ut October 16, 2011

Great time-saver. Just what I needed: A hands-free, money-saving, better-for-you way to have beans! I've done this with black beans, red beans, kidney beans...all turn out great. Thanks!

Clarely December 14, 2010

I love this recipe and so does my family! The only reason we may change it is to add blueberries, bananas or strawberries.

Sylvia S. December 04, 2016

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