These 20 Slow Cooker Black Beans recipes will help you use black beans in the slow cooker, including tips for how to cook dried black beans! There are plenty of good ideas here to help you kick the canned bean habit.
This collection of Slow Cooker Recipes with Black Beans is my way of encouraging you to cook dried black beans and freeze them instead of just using a can! I’m speaking to everyone (even myself) when I say it’s time to kick the canned bean habit! I do know how to cook dried beans in a slow cooker, but sometimes it’s just 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.
Of course, no problem if you grab a can of black beans occasionally when 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! Below you will find recipes to help you cooked dried black beans in the slow cooker or use black beans in slow cooker dishes!
Want to cook your black beans in the Instant Pot?
If you’re a fan of the Instant Pot, check out our Instant Pot Recipes for Black Beans!
Converting Recipes 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.
How Long Will Cooked Beans Keep in the Freezer?
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. (I put the date on outside of the bag so I know which ones to use first, and wash and re-use the bags when I take them out of the freezer.)
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There’s a great post on How To Make Slow Cooker Black Beans at Cafe Johnsonia!
Slow Cooker Puerto Rican Black Beans with Sofrito from the Perfect Pantry is a recipe that Lydia perfected after lots of experimenting.
Slow Cooker Black Bean and Chorizo Soup from Family Food on the Table is a classic black bean soup that starts with dried black beans.
Slow Cooker Spicy Brown Rice and Black Bean Cheesy Bowl from Kalyn’s Kitchen is a fun think-outside-the-box combination for black beans and rice. This recipe uses canned black beans, or you can cook some black beans in the slow cooker to make it.
Slow Cooker Chipotle Style Black Beans from Jeanette’s Healthy Living are a recipe that Jeanette came up with after her sons started loving the black beans and rice from Chipotle restaurant!
Slow Cooker Black Bean Ragout on Sweet Potatoes from Eats Well with Others are an unusual way to eat black beans that sounds to me like it would be so tasty!
Slow Cooker Cuban Black Beans and Rice from The Perfect Pantry are another delicious black beans and rice combination from my friend Lydia!
Vegetarian Black Bean and Rice Soup from Kalyn’s Kitchen is a recipe you’ll make over and over once you try it.
Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup from Gimme Some Oven is a classic black bean soup recipe that sounds delicious!
More Tasty Slow Cooker Recipes with Black Beans:
How to Make Soft Slow Cooker Black Beans from Taste and Tell
Slow Cooker Mexican Black Beans from A Year of Slow Cooking
Slow Cooker Black Bean Tortilla Soup from Two Peas and Their Pod
Slow Cooker Carribean Black Beans from Simple Nourished Living
Chicken Tortilla Soup with Black Beans and Corn from Cookin’ Canuck
Slow Cooker Cuban Style Black Beans with Rice from Andrea Mayers
Slow Cooker Spicy Black Beans and Tomatoes from Budget Bytes
CrockPot Cuban Black Bean Soup from Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Slow Cooker Black Bean and Kielbasa Soup from The Magical Slow Cooker
Mexican Quinoa and Black Beans from 365 Days of Slow + Pressure Cooking