Here are lots of ideas for cooking black beans in the slow cooker, including how to save money by starting with dried black beans! There are plenty of good ideas here to help you kick the canned bean habit.
I’m speaking to myself as much as anyone when I say it’s time to kick the canned bean habit. It’s not that I don’t know how to cook dried beans in a slow cooker, it’s just that I get lazy and it’s so easy to grab a can of beans from the pantry. But slow cooked beans taste so much better than canned ones, and all those cans aren’t good for the environment either, so I do want to start out this collection of The BEST Slow Cooker Recipes with Black Beans by encouraging you to cook dried black beans and freeze them instead of just using a can! Check the tips below for converting recipes that call for canned beans to using home-cooked black beans.
Of course canned black beans are also fine, if cooking them from scratch just isn’t going to work for you! Look below for some tips for converting recipes that call for canned beans. Then grab some black beans and your slow cooker and get a tasty dinner going!
Tips for Converting from Canned to Cooked Beans: Converting recipes from canned beans to cooked slow cooker beans is easy if you remember that one can equals 1 1/2 cups of cooked beans. When I’m smart enough to cook dried beans in my slow cooker and stock up in the freezer, I like to freeze them in small bags that hold just 1 1/2 cups so it’s easy to grab as many as I need. Beans will keep in the freezer for months and if you squeeze the air out of the bags and make them flat, you can stack up quite a few. Now here are The BEST Slow Cooker Recipes for Black Beans to help you cooked dried black beans in the slow cooker or use black beans in slow cooker recipes.