If you like Kidney Beans, then this is a recipe not to be missed! Rich in flavor and absolutely delicious! Serve with Boston Brown Bread and you have one fabulous meal! I use my 6 qt. crock pot and there is plenty of room. Preparation time does not include soaking beans overnight. The cooking time is approximate, so check your beans periodically.
- Rinse dry beans in cold water. Place in a lg. bowl, and cover with 2" of cold water. Let soak overnight in refrigerator. Drain, and rinse beans.
- Put beans in a lg. crock pot with the rest of the ingredients. Cook on high 12-14 hours or on low for 24 hrs., or until beans are soft, and juice is thick. Stir occasionally.
- Check water occasionally to make sure there is enough water in the beans, so they don't boil dry.
- If you use a smaller size crock pot cut the recipe in 1/2, and cook until beans are done. I always use my large crock pot, so I'm not sure how long it takes.
These beans were super dooper tasty! I'm not sure about the recommended cook time, however. In my crockpot, the beans were beginning to burn at 10 hours (on low) - I can't imagine cooking them for the full 24 hours. I'd like to try these in the solar oven next time!
I decided to add Kidney Beans to my menu when catering and these have a nice balance of flavors that we love. My DH couldn't eat enough of these when I made them the first time. He was the one to suggest us using them when we do catering jobs. It has been a nice addition and one we will continue to use. Customers love them and so do we!
I always know where to go when I want good beans now that I have this recipe! Wow were these awesome!