Crock Pot Pinto Beans
This Crock Pot Pinto Beans recipe is the easiest way to make Southern-style pinto beans. A slow cooker makes it easy to cook dried beans like pinto beans. Cook them with a piece of ham for a smokey flavor.
- 20 oz bag dried pinto beans, rinsed and picked through (I used Hurst’s HamBeens Pinto Beans with seasoning packet)
- 1 lb ham, 1 meaty ham bone, 1 lb bacon or ham hock
- 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup sliced carrots
- 14.5 oz can stewed tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large bay leaves
- 8 cups chicken broth or stock
- cooked white rice (optional)
- Open the bag of dried pinto beans and set the seasoning packet aside.
- Rinse the pinto beans in a colander and pick out any discolored beans or debris. Drain.
- Peel and slice one large or two small carrots.
- Peel and dice one medium onion.
- If using a ham bone just drop the bone into the crock pot. If using a piece of leftover ham cut the ham into pieces. If using bacon cut the slices of bacon into pieces. If using a ham hock just add the entire ham hock piece to the crock pot.
- Place the rinsed dried pinto beans into an 8-quart slow cooker.
- Add the ham to the crock pot.
- Add the diced onion, undrained stewed tomatoes, and sliced carrots.
- Add the ground pepper, salt, bay leaf, and the seasoning packet that came with the beans.
- Pour the chicken broth or stock into the crock pot. Place the lid on the crock pot. Turn the crock pot onto high heat and set the timers for 8 hours if your crock pot has a timer.
- Slow cook the beans on high for 8 hours or until the beans are tender. If cooking on low cook for 10 to 12 hours or until the pinto beans are tender.
- Serve over cooked white rice.
- Makes 6 to 8 servings.
- Calories: 373
- Carbohydrates: 45.7g
- Fiber: 10.7g
- Protein: 32.1g
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