This recipe is so simply I am not sure it deserves a post. But if you are looking to make up a batch of plain cooked beans for whatever your little ol’ heart desires this is how you do it in your crock-pot to save time. I like to cook these up and then stow away in freezer containers so that I have beans anytime. Much cheaper to buy a bag of dried beans than it is to purchase canned beans.

Crock-Pot Basic Beans

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 5 minutes

Yield: 8-10 Servings

Crock-Pot Basic Beans

Cook up dried beans in your crock-pot instead of purchasing canned bean. Pre-cooked beans can be frozen instead for easy meal preparation.


1 Pound Dried Beans (Pinto, Black Beans, Kidney Beans, etc.)
Water (to cover by about 3 inches)
1 to 2 Teaspoons of minced garlic
Salt & Pepper to taste (optional but I think it makes them taste better)


  1. Add all ingredients to crock-pot.
  2. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours or until beans are done.
  3. Use as you would canned beans in any recipe. Freeze extras in freezer containers for up to 6 months with cooking liquid.