Total Time
9hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 9 hrs

Simply great. I like it with freshly made cornbread with butter...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cover beans with water and soak overnight; drain.
  2. Place beans in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker/Crock Pot with water and remaining ingredients.
  3. Cover cooker and cook on low setting for 9-10 hours, or until beans are soft and done. Stir a couple of times during cooking, if possible. Serve with cornbread, rice, a green salad or slaw.


Most Helpful

Delicious pinto beans and ham! I used rinsed canned beans, cooking on the rangetop instead of Crock Pot---added some chicken broth for the liquid. Very good flavor with the spices. THX for posting!

Caroline Cooks February 15, 2009

Wonderful! I did not soak the beans overnight, but cooked in the crock pot for five hrs on high. I like cumin, so added 2 teaspoons instead of the 1/2 tsp in the recipe.

Bernette December 04, 2016

I did not put in the chili powder, however, will try it next time. This recipe is fantastic. We all loved it.

amccullough7 October 03, 2014

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