We love to make crock-pot beans because they are so much more affordable (a 1 lb. bag is around $1.25) and tastier than canned beans! I alternate between using black beans (this dish) and pinto beans.
- 1 lb bag of dried pinto or black beans
- 1 chopped yellow onion
- 1 cup uncooked lentils
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 tbsp liquid smoke
1 Soak beans overnight then rinse before using
2 Put beans, lentils, and chopped onion in crock-pot
3 Cover with approximately 1 ½ to 2 inches of water or vegetable broth
4 Cook in crock pot on high for five hours.
6 Cook for one more hour on low.
7 Check to see if beans are soft.
These beans are good for up to 1 week stored in refrigerator.