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My Own Favorite Bean Dishes in a Crock Pot

Updated on September 24, 2016
From my house to yours: I hope you enjoy my own favorite crock pot bean recipes.
From my house to yours: I hope you enjoy my own favorite crock pot bean recipes. | Source

Why beans?

Beans have been a favorite in my family since grandma first made her famous bean bake. In this fast pace world, time is important and saving time means either fast food or cooking with a crock pot so you can go about your business without the worry of what is for dinner or if it is proper nourishment for our family. Beans are great cooked in a crock pot and you can skip soaking them ahead of time because you are cooking them extra long.

Beans not only provide nearly as much protein as meat, they also are loaded with anti-oxidants known to fight certain cancers. Beans are high in fiber. They are easy to digest and they are low in calories (about 100-125 per half cup) yet filling. They are also still one of the best buys you’ll find for an inexpensive meal.

Dry beans store well for months as long as no moisture is allowed near them. You can be assured never to be without a meal as long as you have a bag of beans. I like to store mine in an air tight container.

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Navy Bean Green Chile and Bacon Soup

Navy Bean Green Chile and Bacon Soup

1 pound dry navy beans,

Rinse and put in crock pot with 1 quart of water

Cook on high until water is absorbed, add another quart of water and turn heat to low,

Add half cup of chopped green chilies and a half cup of real bacon bits.

Cook at low 4-5 hours, cook at high one hour before serving. Salt and pepper to taste.

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Beefy Pinto Bean Soup

Beefy Pinto Bean Soup

1 pound dry pinto beans

Rinse and put in crock pot with 1 quart of water

Cook on high until water is absorbed, add another quart of water and turn heat to low.

Add 1 pound ground or cubed beef

Cook at low 4-5 hours, cook at high one hour before serving.

Add more water if desired. Salt and pepper to taste.

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Northern Beans and Ham Soup

Northern Beans and Ham Soup

1 pound dry northern beans

Rinse and put in crock pot with 1 quart of water

Cook on high until water is absorbed, add another quart of water and turn heat to low.

Add desired amount of cubed ham or ham bone from picnic ham with meat left on it.

Cook at low 4-5 hours, cook at high until beans are tender before serving.

Add more water if desired. Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with your favorite baking powder biscuit recipe.

Cooler weather coming means bean soup will be a favorite.
Cooler weather coming means bean soup will be a favorite. | Source

My Best Chili

My Best Chili

1 pound dry kidney beans

Rinse and put in crock pot with 1 quart of water

Cook on high until water is absorbed, add another quart of water and turn heat to low.

Add 2 cups fresh skinned tomatoes, can be left whole or diced.

1 pound ground beef or combo of ground beef and pork.

Cook 4-5 hours then add:

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons chili powder

½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Add more water if desired,

Cook on high until beans are tender before serving.

Fresh tomatoes make great chili....
Fresh tomatoes make great chili.... | Source

Beans and Rice Mexican Style

Beans and Rice Mexican Style

Prepare rice (bring 4-5 cups water to boil, add 1 ½ cup rice, cover and simmer 15 minutes)

Stir in precooked or canned diced tomatoes, enchilada sauce, and black beans about a cup each or as desired.

Simmer another 10 minutes or so. Shut off heat and let stand until sauce is absorbed.

Or it can be placed in crock pot on low until ready to serve.

Serve on corn tortillas. This is also great by itself.

With a cold winter sunrise coming near, beans simmering in a  crock pot will be your favorite time saving tip.
With a cold winter sunrise coming near, beans simmering in a crock pot will be your favorite time saving tip. | Source

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    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      11 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Interesting recipes and I'd like to try the beans and rice Mexican style which I would like to try with kidney beans.

      Never cooked in a crockpot ever. Would be interesting trying to figure out how to prepare this in one. Thanks for sharing.

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      debangee mandal 

      2 years ago

      Really loved the recipes....

    • Diana Lee profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana L Pierce 

      2 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thank you, Jackie for stopping by. Cold weather sure is the time for bean soup.

    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 

      2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Some great recipes Diana, I will try a couple of them for sure. I just discovered the pork and beef mix. Less expensive and more flavor, can't beat that! I plan to try it in my chili I fix next and just know it will be good.

      Thanks for sharing your great recipes!

    • Diana Lee profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana L Pierce 

      2 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thank you, BlossomSB. I just had the Beefy Pinto beans over the weekend. They make great left overs.

    • BlossomSB profile image

      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      I enjoyed reading your recipes and love the great photos, too.

    • Diana Lee profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana L Pierce 

      2 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thanks, Faith, for stopping by. There's nothing like a hot bowl of soup on a cold day.

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      2 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, yummy, Diana!

      I love beans and these are perfect recipes for the cooler weather heading our way soon. These are sure to satisfy and comfort.

      Thank you for sharing, and now I will share too.

      Blessings

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