This is a good base recipe. I did this but then I added a bunch of other things to it. When it was done I mashed up some of the beans to thicken/ smooth it out so it turned into more of a bean stew. I added low salt beef bouillon carrots garlic and some other things.
Alternately... Rather than going through all of this just rinse your dry beans and throw 'em in your slow cooker with water and other flavorings. Leave on low while you're at work ( 8 hours) and come home to nicely cooked beans. Easy peasy...
what's the point? generally slow cookers are for one pot meals that you can throw together and cook while away. The cooking time is from 2 to 3 1/2 hours so you must be nearby while cooking. why not just use a pot on the stove?
Loved this versatile recipe! This recipe is so versatile. I changed it up a bit by adding half the water the recipe called for and substitued chicken broth which gave it a richer flavor. I also added spicy shredded pork that I had leftover and it was fantastic!
Easy Basic Recipe What a simple and easy alternative to costly high-sodium canned beans! However if you decide to cook the beans longer be sure to monitor the water level. Any beans not submerged will burn. Pros: Minimal Effort