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Ingredients to make slow cooker black beans in the slow cooker

Slow Cooker Black Beans Recipe

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Diet: Gluten Free


What’s the best way to cook black beans? Nice and slow! (No soaking required!) Just 5 ingredients + 2 minutes prep this slow cooker black beans recipe.


  • 1 small white onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 16 oz. dried black beans, rinsed and picked over
  • 4 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 2 bay leaves


  1. Cut onion in half and lightly smash garlic.
  2. Rinse and pick over black beans to check for any pebbles. Add beans, chicken broth, bay leaves, onion halves, and garlic to slow cooker. Cook on high for 2 1/2-3 hours, until beans are tender.
  3. Discard onion and bay leaves. 


  • Use slow cooker black beans in Cuban black bean bowls and huevos rancheros. 

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