From The Kitchen Of Rachelle Underwood

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Beans in the Crock-pot

This recipe is kind of lame, because it's not really a recipe, just a helpful tip. But, my sister Lana said she didn't think about doing beans this way, and she tasted mine, and liked them alot. So if not for anyone, this ones for you Lana.
You can use any type of bean, I like pinto, but black beans are also yummy too, but I've heard they cause more this a lie? Anyways, cooking your beans this method, allows you to control the salt, texture, and is actually WAY cheaper than buying them at the store. Even on sale, Rosarita beans costs 1$ a can. I think to make a pound of these beans, makes the quantity of 3 cans of beans, and the cost is 50 cents or less! You can leave the beans whole, or mash them to make a smooth consistancy. I usually just do this recipe 1 pound at a time, so I don't have an abundance of beans for days on end.
Beans in the Crock-pot

1 pound of beans
garlic powder

Rinse beans in a colander, make sure to remove anything that is not a bean. Place rinsed beans into crock-pot, and fill water about 3 inches above where the beans are. Put 1 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1 tsp of garlic powder into the crock-pot. Place lid on the crock-pot, and turn to high for 5-7 hours. Stir the beans halfway during cooking time.


Jwells said...

black beans fully give you more gas, I know cause I eat them ALL THE TIME.. I am excited about this.. thanks for this post cause it is such a money saver and what is not easy about beans ina crock?!!! love it. thanks :)

Lana said...

Thanks Rachelle!!!! I was wondering when you were going to post this! I think that there are more people out there like me who think that beans need to be soaked and that cooking them is a time consuming project. I love that these are not scooped out of a can looking an smelling like dog food. They are SO GOOD!

Lana said...

Hey I just got the double meaning of the title...clever Rachelle!

Beth said...

I am always looking fo a new way to make beans. They are cheap and good too, so we have them all the time. Thanks for the idea.