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Easy Slow Cooker Black Beans

An easy, economical, and healthier dinner recipe! Easy Slow Cooker Black Beans are tasty and filling!
Course any meal, dinner, entree: lunch
Cuisine American/Southern, Tex-Mex
Keyword black beans
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 8 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 47kcal
Author Paula Jones


  • 1 pound black beans dried
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 slice bacon


Prepare beans

  • 24 Hour method: Place the dried beans in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Allow to soak for 24 hours. Drain and rinse the beans before proceeding.
  • Quick method (I prefer the other way 24 Hour method) Add beans to a large pot and cover with hot water. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover the pot and allow the beans to sit in the hot water for one hour. Drain the beans and rinse them with cold water before proceeding with the recipe.


  • To slow cooker, add beans, water, bay leaf, salt, diced onion, chopped garlic, and bacon.
  • Cook on low 6 hours or high for 3 hours.
  • Serve hot with sour cream, cilantro, pico, or your preference.


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Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 450mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg