Easy Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

dawn Tesam


I love beans but I never remembered to overnight soak them. Then a friend of mine told me how she just crock pots there's no soaking required! Now I cook beans once a week and freeze the extras. I also save the bones from ham or I save pieces of bacon to cook them in the beans.
We always have lots of these on hand. When you serve it over rice it becomes a complete protein so it's delicious vegetarian style too without the optional meat flavoring.


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5 Min
6 Hr


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1 lb
dried pinto beans
3 qt
hambone, if desired
1 tsp
kosher salt
bacon, cooked and chopped up
1lb chopped up smoked sausage
1 1/2 tsp
creole seasoning (tony chacheres)

How to Make Easy Slow Cooker Pinto Beans


  • 1Place all ingredients In a crock pot. Do not soak your beans, there is no need.
  • 2Place cooker on high for 6 hours, stirring at the three hour mark.
  • 3Enjoy over rice or in tortillas. It makes a soupy broth that when cooled becomes nice and thick. If you don't have a ham bone don't worry you can substitute ham hock, sausage or bacon. They are all delicious.
  • 4One more quick note, if your dried beans are very old, like food storage beans that are over four years old, you may need to soak them a few hours and add a little more water and a dash of meat tenderizer to help them absorb better. But I have cooked ten year old beans like this and they were delicious.

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