Cooking Dried Beans - Crock Pot

Total Time
6 hrs
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.

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  • 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.