Slow-Cooked Dried Beans

This is an incredibly easy, hands-off method of cooking beans. Usually you need to soak beans before cooking them, but with this method, you can skip that. This makes approximately 6 cups cooked beans, equivalent to 4 15-oz. cans.
Slow-Cooked Dried Beans
Slow-Cooked Dried Beans

PREP TIME

5

minutes

TOTAL TIME

365

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

PREP TIME

5

minutes

TOTAL TIME

365

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    onion, diced

  • 2

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 1

    tbsp olive oil

  • 2

    bay leaves

  • 1

    tsp dried basil, oregano or thyme

  • 1

    lb dried beans, rinsed and picked over

Directions

STEP 1: Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until soft, about 5 min. Place in a slow cooker along with bay leaves and herbs. Add beans. Cover with hot water by 1 inch. STEP 2: Cook on high for 6 hours. Chill beans, covered, in cooking liquid until ready to use.

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