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

Crock Pot Pinto Beans

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
This Crock Pot Pinto Beans recipe is the easiest way to make tender Southern-style pinto beans. A slow cooker makes it easy to cook dried beans. No soaking needed. Cook them with a piece of ham for a smoky flavor.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 444 kcal

Ingredients  

  • 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
  • ½ 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
  • 1 cup cooked white rice optional
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Instructions 

Recipe Prep

  • 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.

Recipe Instructions

  • Place the rinsed dried pinto beans into an 8-quart slow cooker.
  • Add the ham, the diced onion, undrained stewed tomatoes, and sliced carrots.to the crock pot.
  • 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.

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Notes

  • No soak bean recipe.
  • Use a ham bone, leftover diced ham or thick cut bacon.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 1952mg | Potassium: 1500mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1433IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 5mg
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