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Slow-Cooked Beans

Winter 2004

Your rating: None Average: 3.7 (162 votes)

By cooking your own dried beans, you save money, reduce sodium and get better flavor along with, surprisingly, more vitamins and minerals. If you can't use the whole batch, freeze surplus cooked beans for later use in soups, salads and dips. The range of time for cooking beans is wide and varies with the age and the type of beans selected.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I used black eye peas for this recipe. I added some cooked chicken and a package of cream cheese to get the smooth texture and taste to balance the peas. Wonderful! "
Slow-Cooked Beans Recipe

10 Reviews for Slow-Cooked Beans

08/15/2011
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!

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11/14/2010
Anonymous

I used black eye peas for this recipe. I added some cooked chicken and a package of cream cheese to get the smooth texture and taste to balance the peas. Wonderful!

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09/29/2010
Anonymous

Best bean slow-cooker recipe I've tried. Adding the boiling water allows them to cook evenly. I cook 1 lb bags of black or pinto beans and freeze in ~2 cup portions for later use.

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01/01/2010
Anonymous

The best Black-Eye Pea recpie I even made..added a little lean ham. Happy New Year!

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12/10/2009
Anonymous

A very healthy meal, easy preparation. I add cubes of boiled chicken and stir in some salsa to make it heartier. Very low fat and lots of protein and fiber!

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brack37 wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

I love cooking beans in the crock pot! I use chicken or vegetable broth instead of water. It really improves the flavor. The broth is homemade, so it is no salt added and low fat. I never add salt to beans, it makes the skins tough.

By the way, soaking beans is not needed. Especially if you are doing them in the slow cooker anyway. (the soaking and throwing out soak water does not make the beans gasless -- that is a myth). I put my beans, broth and whatever else in the crockpot in the evening (usually as I'm cleaning up after supper) and put it on low. I check it in the morning and add more liquid if necessary. When I get home from work it is ready to eat.

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