Slow Cooker Recipes with Black Beans 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 for cooking beans from scratch to help you kick the canned bean habit.
I’m speaking to myself too 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 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. So I want to start out this collection of Slow Cooker Recipes with Black Beans by encouraging you to cook dried black beans and freeze them instead of just using a can!
And 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! Or if you’re an 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.)
Here are the recipes with black to help you cooked dried black beans in the slow cooker or use black beans in slow cooker dishes! All photos are copyrighted to the blogger who posted the recipe. And be sure to scroll down past the photos to see all your recipe options!
Spicy Black Beans with Cilantro from Kalyn’s Kitchen
(Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)
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 Meyers
Slow Cooker Spicy Black Beans and Tomatoes from Budget Bytes
Mexican Quinoa and Black Beans from 365 Days of Slow + Pressure Cooking