Crockpot Pinto Beans

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This recipe for Crockpot pinto beans is super easy and stress free. If you’ve never made your own pinto beans recipe, this is the place to start!

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The slow cooker takes all the work out of making pinto beans. It’s not a labor intensive task like you might think…give beans a chance! They can be easy, I promise!

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Do you need to soak pinto beans?

Yes! We’ll be rinsing them and sorting them first and then they soak overnight.

If you have a pressure cooker you can do this more quickly but I like the flavor and texture better when I do them in the slow cooker.

A top down look at a bowl full of finished crockpot pinto beans ready to eat.

What can I serve with these beans?

I make pinto beans in the slow cooker as a nice side dish for all of our favorite Mexican inspired dishes.

You can make Mexican chicken and serve it with these beans or even nacho chicken would go great as a main dish with some pinto beans.

You can serve pinto beans on wraps, rice bowls, or just eat them as is! There really is no wrong answer. They have a mild flavor profile so they’re not going to overwhelm whatever you serve them with!

A featured image showing the finished beans in a bowl ready to eat.

What you’ll need to make Crockpot pinto beans:

We’ll be using mostly ingredients that are easy to keep on hand. I like being able to pull together a simple dish like this with just items from the cupboards and pantry.

You will need dry pinto beans, vegetable broth (that you can make homemade like this), water, onions, cumin, salt and pepper.

That it’s. That’s all. There’s nothing fancy or crazy going on here. The magic is in the slow, low heat of the crockpot. It’ll do all the hard work for us and make these tasty beans into a side dish the whole family will love.

A look at a delicious bowl full of pinto beans ready to eat.

How to make pinto beans in the slow cooker:

Rinse and sort beans. In a large pan, cover beans in water and soak overnight.

Drain beans and place in slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients and cook on low for 8 hours.

This recipe has just two steps….you read that right. There’s nothing you have to do that’s special or extra for this recipe to come out perfectly. You can make pinto beans, they’ll be amazing, and you don’t have to do a ton of work to make it happen!

Here we have a horizontal image showing finished crockpot style pinto beans in a bowl ready to eat.

Printable Crockpot Pinto Beans Recipe:

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Crockpot Pinto Beans

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 12 hours
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 20 hours

This recipe for Crockpot pinto beans is super easy and stress free. If you've never made your own pinto beans recipe, this is the place to start!

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces pinto beans
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Rinse and sort beans. In a large pan, cover beans in water and soak overnight.
  2. Drain beans and place in slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients and cook on low for 8 hours.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 94Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 601mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 5gSugar 1gProtein 6g

These recipes are calculated as a courtesy. They are not intended as medical advice or guaranteed accurate. Please do your own calculations if necessary.

Looking for more delicious side dish recipes?

Don’t be afraid to try some of these other delicious side dishes. You can do so much with the slow cooker, it can handle everything from casseroles to desserts so side dish recipes are easy peasy!

I like to serve the ultimate mashed potatoes when I’m making things like beef or chicken.

You might also enjoy this delicious mac and cheese recipe!

A close up look at the finished beans ready to eat.

What kind of Crockpot should I use?

If you are new to the slow cooker world and are on the hunt for the best Crockpot you can’t go wrong with a 7 or 8 quart.

They’re a good size, you can do a lot with them, and they’re pretty inexpensive. I like this Crockpot brand one, add some disposable liners and you’ve got the dream machine!

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  • November 5, 2020 at 2:26 pm
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    Recipes look very good

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