Mixed dried beans

How to Cook Any Kind of Beans in a Slow Cooker

  • Author: RebeccaBlackwell
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4-6 hours
  • Total Time: 4-6 hours
  • Yield: 6-7 cups


Slow cooker beans take about 4 hours on high and 6 hours on low. This is a general recipe that works for pretty much any kind of dried bean except for split peas and lentils. Use all one type of bean or mix a few different ones together.


  • 16 ounces (1 lb) dried beans, any variety
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire¬†sauce or soy sauce
  • 8 cups water, or chicken or vegetable broth
  • Any other herbs and spices that you like (optional)


  1. Pour beans into a colander and rinse in the sink for a minute or so. Pour into your slow cooker.
  2. Add remaining ingredients plus 8 cups water, or chicken or vegetable broth. Stir to combine, put the lid on the slow cooker and let cook for 4 hours on high or 6 hours on low.

  • Category: Beans and legumes
  • Method: Slow Cooker

Keywords: beans, slow cooker, crock pot,