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How to Cook Dried Black Beans in a Crock-Pot With No Soaking

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author image Jenny Harrington
Jenny Harrington has been a freelance writer since 2006. Her published articles have appeared in various print and online publications. Previously, she owned her own business, selling handmade items online, wholesale and at crafts fairs. Harrington's specialties include small business information, crafting, decorating and gardening.
How to Cook Dried Black Beans in a Crock-Pot With No Soaking
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Dry black beans complement rice dishes, as well as Mexican and Latin American cuisine. The small black, glossy dried beans typically require a long soaking time prior to cooking to help rehydrate them so they become tender and palatable. Preparing them in a Crock-Pot, or slow cooker, requires minimal effort and no long soaking. There's still some preparation prior to placing the beans in the Crock-Pot, but you can do it immediately before you begin slow cooking them.

Step 1

How to Cook Dried Black Beans in a Crock-Pot With No Soaking
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Place the dry black beans in a saucepan with enough water to cover them them completely. Cover the pan and bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat.

Step 2

How to Cook Dried Black Beans in a Crock-Pot With No Soaking
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Boil the beans for 10 minutes. Drain off the cooking water before placing the beans in the Crock-Pot.

Step 3

How to Cook Dried Black Beans in a Crock-Pot With No Soaking
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Add 4 cups of water to the Crock-Pot. Pour 2 cups of beef, chicken or vegetable broth into the Crock-Pot or use another 2 cups of water.

Step 4

How to Cook Dried Black Beans in a Crock-Pot With No Soaking
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Fit the lit onto the Crock-Pot. Cook the beans on low for 6 to 12 hours, or until they reach the desired tenderness. Alternatively, cook the beans on high for four to six hours.

Step 5

How to Cook Dried Black Beans in a Crock-Pot With No Soaking
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Set the Crock-Pot to the warm setting at the end of the cooking time if you are not serving the black beans immediately.

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