Thursday, February 10, 2011

Black Beans in the Crockpot(Slow Cooker)

There's only so much I can say about cooking black beans in a crock pot. They are simple and much cheaper than buying them in a can. So far, this is how I have been making them:

  1. Buy the cheapest black beans you can find from *Mart. Honestly, I really don't think organic is going to make a big difference here.
  2. Decide on how many beans you want to make. I typically make 2 or 3 cups at a time(I eat a lot of 'em). 
  3. Pour them into a drainer and rinse them off for about 2 minutes. Dig through them so the ones in the middle can be reached. I have heard people say to pick out broken ones. I don't bother.  Most of the Great Value kind look good and clean right out of the bag.
  4. Dump you beans into the bottom of the crock pot and fill it up with water. Set it on the low setting and cook for 5 hours.
  5. Check them to see if they have the right consistency when they are done.
  6. Pour into a seal-able container and fill the remainder of the space with the water. It makes them a little more like what the canned version tastes like.
  7. Eat

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