Crock Pot Pinto Beans served over white rice in a blue bowl with a blue cloth napkin

Crock Pot Pinto Beans

  • Author: Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Crock Pot Recipes
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Southern


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)


Recipe Prep

  1. Open the bag of dried pinto beans and set the seasoning packet aside.
  2. Rinse the pinto beans in a colander and pick out any discolored beans or debris. Drain.
  3. Peel and slice one large or two small carrots.
  4. Peel and dice one medium onion.
  5. 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.

Recipe Instructions

  1. Place the rinsed dried pinto beans into an 8-quart slow cooker.
  2. Add the ham to the crock pot.
  3. Add the diced onion, undrained stewed tomatoes, and sliced carrots.
  4. Add the ground pepper, salt, bay leaf, and the seasoning packet that came with the beans.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Serve over cooked white rice.
  8. Makes 6 to 8 servings.


  • Calories: 373
  • Carbohydrates: 45.7g
  • Fiber: 10.7g
  • Protein: 32.1g

Keywords: Crock Pot Pinto Beans, Dried Pinto Beans recipe, easy dried beans recipes,

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