Powered by Blogger.

Easy Slow Cooker Beans, building better meals!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

Keeping ourselves and our families well fed does not have to be difficult. The trick is finding easy methods to cook traditional and whole foods, conveniently. While we eat beans on a regular rotation, we eat them prepared in different ways.

No one, not even those living in my home want to eat the same foods prepared in the same ways, as was offered last week......

Easy beans, start to finish.

While I have use the phrase "cook a pot of beans weekly" routinely, it is important to explain that we don't just eat bowls of cooked beans. We do however use cooked beans for side dishes, salads and in our main dish recipes. Variety and ease of preparation always offer the best chance of remaining on budget and cooking the foods you prefer to feed your family.

Basic Beans
adapted from:  The Italian Slow Cooker

1 to 1 1/2 pound beans
8 - 10 cups boiling water*
2 t salt

Sort beans removing any that are shriveled, dark in color or broken.

Wash beans, drain well.

Place beans in the bottom of the slow cooker.

Sprinkle with the salt.

Pour boiling water over beans.

Place cover on slow cooker.

Cook on low for 5 - 8* hours, allowing you to walk away and concentrate on other chores or just some time for you......

Eight hours, water, salt, and beans. Easy cooking method. Feed your family right!

If you are new to cooking beans in your slow cooker, you may want to check the beans at the 6-hour mark. Keep in minds beans will cook differently based on age, type, and length of storage. But you really cannot do this wrong! If beans are not soft, cook a little longer.

Let cook, package in freezer container with some of the cooking liquid. You now have beans ready to thaw and use as needed to feed your family well, at a fraction of the cost of canned beans.

Enjoy!

beans, water and salt, easy slow cooker beans.
Basic beans from The Italian Slow Cooker
* If your slow cooker is like mine, it might need a bit more water due to evaporation. Keep in mind that smaller beans (navy, flageolet, small white lima beans) will cook quicker than larger beans (red kidney, great northern etc)

Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

If you like what you see here, we would appreciate it if you told your friends (we would love more followers!), if not, tell us. Our goal is to share relevant information that you will use and enjoy. 

And now, it is very easy to sign up for
Our Sunday Cafe posts by email. You will find the form located in the left sidebar, thank you for subscribing!

this post shared with:
weekend cooking @ beth fish reads
homestead blog hop @ the not so modern housewife
our simple homestead blog hop @ on the home front
foodie friday @ rattlebridge farm
full plate thursday @ miz helens
friday favorites @ condo blues
pretty pinterest party 130 @ coffee with us

5 comments

  1. I use either the slow cooker or the pressure cooker for beans; I haven't cooked them on the old-fashioned way in years.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I also make and freeze beans often. They are such a great addition to our weekly menu.

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a good idea. Have a great week. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beth, I have had so many misfortunes cooking beans the old fashion way from over soaking (and forgetting...) to under cooked. Beans and I have a difficult history, but the slow cooker has really helped!

    Margot, I am with you, we try to eat beans regularly, I am on the look out for salad recipes to try, especially in the winter months.

    Carole, thanks for visiting!

    ReplyDelete
  5. There is nothing better than a great pot of beans. We enjoy a pot of beans about once a week, they are a staple here at the cottage. Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

    ReplyDelete

We appreciate your visit and encourage comments, questions and general conversations!

Back to Top