I love black beans. Seriously. I could eat them every day. I prefer to make them myself, but it’s kind of a hassle since you have to make sure they’re covered with liquid the entire time they cook. Enter the slow cooker.
I made this batch of beans so that I could make some black bean soup (recipe coming next week) so I wanted them very basic with limited seasoning/ flavors. You could obviously add veggies, more seasonings, etc. to serve as a side dish or something.
1 lb black beans
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic,crushed
2 bay leaves
- Soak beans at least 8 hours or overnight.
- Drain beans and place in 51/2 – 6 quart slow cooker. Add onions, garlic, and bay leaves and enough water to cover. Cover and cook on High until tender – about 8 hours.
You could you these in a variety of recipes – soups, enhiladas, tacos, refried beans…anything your little heart desires.