Rule #82: A biggo pot ‘o’ beans is a thing of beauty.
There’s nothing like an easy batch of Slow Cooker Pinto Beans that you don’t need to fuss over, but turn out perfectly every time! These beans couldn’t be any easier to make nor more delicious for your little belly! So grab a pot (okay, or slow cooker) and let’s get cookin’! These make the perfect side dish for so many different mains, and they’re a star at pot lucks!
Step One: Throw everything in the slow cooker turned to high for 12 hours. (That’s right: Pinto Beans in the Crock Pot without soaking!)
Step Two: Eat. Really, really tough recipe, I know. Slow Cooker Pinto Beans really just take it outta ya.
Whew. I’m sweating after writing up such a difficult recipe for y’all. I do this out of love, you see. My writing and my food fetish is a love language of its own.
Also! These beans FREEZE like a friggin’ charm, so you can portion them out and serve them any ole time. We love ours with a good ole Pork Tenderloin (scroll to the middle of the post for the easy recipe), with some cheesy cornbread, and even with some steamed rice and Tabascy (Tabasco for those of you who don’t know how I pronounce my fave condiment).
Slow Cooker Pinto Beans
- 2 lbs. dried pinto beans
- 2 tsp. chili powder
- 1½ tsp. ground cumin
- ½ tsp. paprika
- ½ tsp. ground cayenne pepper
- 1 tbs. Kosher salt
- 1½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 5 garlic cloves minced or pressed
- 3 bay leaves
- ½ medium white onion diced
- 4 slices thick-cut bacon
- Pour the beans into the slow cooker. Add in enough water to cover by 1½ inches (about 12 cups). Add in remaining ingredients besides bacon, stir to combine. Lay the bacon slices on top of the beans. Put the lid on, and cook on high for 12 hours Serve as a side dish or as a main dish with cornbread.
Diced red onion
Diced bell pepper
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary, and Pineapple House Rules makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.