Soooo Southern Magic Beans

Lori Harbin-Combs


I have been perfecting my beans for many years. Many people have told me that they are the very best they ever had! Also the nasty gas is gone "like magic". If you love deep down finished flavored beans, these are for you. Add some hot buttered cornbread and wait for the yums from everyone.

★★★★★ 15 votes
6 or 8
20 Min
12 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Who knew a crock pot could turn out beans THIS well-cooked and flavorful! These would make wonderful chili beans...


1 lb
dried pinto beans
ham hocks or 1 meaty ham bone
2/3 c
fresh cilantro
whole chopped onion
1 Tbsp
chopped garlic
2 Tbsp
knorr tomato bouillon with chicken flavor
1 tsp
rubbed sage
1 tsp
1 tsp
lemon pepper
1 tsp
oregano, dried mexican
1 1/4 tsp
ground ginger (secret for no gas)
1 tsp
dry mustard (secret for no gas)
bay leaves, dried


1pick through and rinse beans well
2place beans and all ingredients in crock pot
3add water till beans are covered by 5 inches
4turn crock pot on high for two hours.
5turn crock pot to low and go to bed! A total cooking time of 12 hrs. two hours on high and ten hours on low.
6check in morning for liquid, spices and doneness....adjust spices and add water or tomato sauce if needed
7if you love heat, add chopped peppers at the beginning

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Healthy