Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

Corena 8

"These beans turn out fabulous in the slow cooker! I developed this recipe after finding too many hard beans after cooking with a pot on the stove."

Ingredients 13 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 366 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 366 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 13.5 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.2g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 23.5 g
  • 47%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 1348 mg
  • 54%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cover pinto beans with water in a large bowl; allow beans to soak overnight.
  2. Place onion, green bell pepper, celery, garlic, Black Forest ham, soaked pinto beans, cumin, oregano, bay leaves, and lard in a slow cooker.
  3. Pour enough chicken broth into the slow cooker to cover the other ingredients.
  4. Cook on High until beans are very tender, 5 to 6 hours.
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  1. 54 Ratings


I used the seasonings in this recipe and thought the flavor was delicious. I did use a ham shank instead of diced ham, and kale instead of bell pepper and added carrots too, since thats what I had on hand. I the veg up in the FP and added the last 2 hrs of 7 hrs in the slow cooker. My son came home to these and hamemade bread and butter..a comfort meal made in heaven...yummm


The beans were soft, but the recipe was too spicy for my kids. Next time, I will not use as much cumin and add some sweetness to compliment the ham.


this was good i soaked my beans over night and didnt use green pepper i didnt have any but it was great