Crock Pot Pinto Beans Recipe

Crock Pot Pinto Beans Recipe


The nutritious pinto beans are cooked to perfection. These are a great meal or a delicious side dish to any of your Mexican dishes.

We love these simple pinto beans, especially in our chili recipes, or with red cheese hot sauce, or on our fried bread!

Slow cooker pinto beans-magical fruit?

Pinto beans are a powerful nutrient that can improve blood sugar control and heart health. Pinto beans are also rich in various antioxidants, which may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases. They are a staple food in many countries. Although it takes time to make them from dried beans, it is easy!

Are you angry? Remember the nursery rhyme “Peas are a magical fruit, the more you eat, the more beep……”? why is that? Well, the compound sugars in beans are the culprit. So I searched “how to reduce gas in beans” on Google. Admittedly, I haven’t tested all these suggestions, nor have I found any research to confirm their effectiveness, but people swear by their time-tested ways to reduce beeping. So go try it.

  • Keep eating: Unlike the song mentioned earlier, the more you eat, your body will adapt to changes in your diet and start to produce less gas instead of more.
  • Soak them for 12 hours. (A study I encountered showed that this method does reduce gas.) Some people like to change the soaking water when it is cloudy, but the study did not mention whether this has any effect.
  • Apple cider vinegar: When the beans are soft but not fully cooked, add a little vinegar and 1-2 teaspoons of salt. Vinegar will not only brighten the taste, but also help break down those unpleasant complex sugars.
  • Baking soda: When soaking dried beans, add 1/16 teaspoon per quart of water. The theory again is that it will reduce the effect of complex sugars. Make sure to rinse off all baking powder residue before cooking.
  • Ginger: Add 1 tablespoon of ginger to the cooking water. Ginger is a natural stomach medicine.
  • Freeze the soaked beans overnight before cooking. Add the frozen beans and water, and pour the beans into the pot. Boil for 10 minutes, drain, and follow the recipe.

How to cook pinto beans in a crock pot

Rinse pinto beans with water in a colander and put them in a large bowl.

Fill the bowl with hot water until all the beans are covered (make sure there is room in the bowl for the beans to expand). Let the beans soak in water overnight (this process will help remove some of the “gas” from the beans).

In the morning, drain the beans. Rinse with cold water and put in a slow cooker.

Add chicken broth, salt, pepper, garlic, chili and optional cumin and stir. Add water to the earthenware pot until it covers the beans 1-2 inches.Keep cooking LOW 8-9 hours or HIGH 4-5 hours.

Recipe tips:

  • Be sure to sort the beanbags to find any beans that are “bad” or even small pebbles.
  • Quick soak: If you forget to soak overnight, you can boil quickly. This is not exactly the same effect, but it will work at a critical juncture.
    • Rinse the beans. Put them in a large pot and cover them with hot water 2 inches. Bring the water to a boil quickly and boil for 2 minutes. Remove the pot from the fire and close the lid. Let the beans soak for 1 hour. Drain and follow the recipe.
  • The beans will be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the refrigerator for 3 months.
  • 1 pound of dried beans can cook about 5 cups.

Beans FAQ

Can I cook other beans besides pinto beans? Soaking and then cooking in a crock pot is suitable for all types of beans, such as navy blue, white beans, kidney beans, black beans, etc. I did not use other types of beans and the ingredients in this recipe, so I can’t comment on its taste, but this method will work.

Instructions for Instant Pot: If you want to speed it up, you can also make it in the Instant Pot. That’s it:

  • Use a 6 to 8 quart pressure cooker to make a batch of beans. Add recipe ingredients.Make sure there is enough liquid to cover the beans a few inches, but the pot is no Half full.
  • Set up the pressure cooker:
  • 25-30 minutes for unsoaked pinto beans – 10-25 minutes for pre-soaked beans
  • After the timer is over, let the pressure release naturally for as long as possible.
  • Check the beans: If your beans are not fully cooked, just replace the lid/valve and set the pressure cooker to 5-10 minutes depending on how long you think they will take.

How to store it? After the beans have cooled Shop Put them in an airtight container and put them in the refrigerator. Use the beans within 4 days after putting them in the refrigerator. freeze If you know you will not use these beans for 4 days.

What can I use beans for?

From salads to soups, there are many delicious recipes, you can use these beans for:

Course Side Dishes

American cuisine

Preparation time 8 hours

Cooking time 4 hours

Total time 12 hours

12 servings

Calories 138 kcal

Author Little Luna

  • 16 ounces dried pinto beans
  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ¼ c diced green pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin optional
  • Use a strainer to rinse the pinto beans with water.

  • Put the beans into a large bowl. Fill the bowl with hot water until all the beans are covered. (Make sure there is still room in the bowl for the beans to expand.) Let the beans soak in water overnight. This process will help remove some of the “gas” in the beans.

  • Drain the beans in the morning, rinse with cold water, and put the beans in a crock pot. Add chicken broth, salt, pepper, garlic, chili and optional cumin. Stir.

  • Add water to the earthenware pot until it covers the beans 1-2 inches. Cook for 8-9 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high.

  • Serve with cornbread and enjoy!

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