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Slow Cooker Savory Black Beans
Savoury Slow Cooker Black Beans
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 5 mins
Black beans are such a versatile staple to have on hand. This slow cooker home-made version is a fraction of the cost of store-bought, plus you have control of the salt content. Oh and they are delicious
Course: Side
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 198 kcal
Author: Whole Food Bellies
  • 1 lb dried black beans
  • 1 onion peeled and quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and smashed with the end of a knife
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cups of water
  • 2 tsp salt
  1. Rinse and sort your black beans, being sure to remove any small stones
  2. Pop all of the ingredients, except the salt, into a slow cooker and cook on high for 3-4 hours. Length of time will depend on your slow cooker - be sure to check after 3 hours (see notes)
  3. Once ready, stir in the salt and store in an airtight container in the fridge, or freeze. Tip: I usually keep a bit of the leftover liquid in with the beans when storing - it stops them from drying out, especially if you plan on freezing
Recipe Notes

To check for doneness - just remove a bean from the slow cooker, and squeeze between two fingers. If it is soft, and crushes, the beans are ready

Nutrition Facts
Savoury Slow Cooker Black Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 7
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.8g1%
Sodium 80mg3%
Carbohydrates 36.6g12%
Fiber 9.1g38%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 1.21g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.