BASIC CROCKPOT BEANS
2 onions, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic
1 lb dried beans, soaked 4 hours or overnight
1-2 bay leaves
water to cover
Put in crockpot and cook about 4-6 hours on high or overnight on
low. Beans should be soft (small white beans take longest, pinto
Add spices, veggies, etc. (see below) cook about another hour.
Spices:, veggies, etc:
1) 1 tsp dried cumin, 1 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1-2
Tbsp. soy sauce, a few chili peppers, chopped, chopped green
pepper, can chopped tomotoes, some frozen corn. (Good with black
beans) 1/2 tsp liquid smoke tastes good added.
2) 1 tsp cumin, 1 can chopped green chilis, chopped green pepper,
1 Tbsp soy sauce (good with white beans).
3) 1-2 Tbsp soy sauce, 1/4 cup molasses, 1/4 tsp cayenne, 1/2 tsp
dried mustard, (good with pinto or black eyed peas)
Garbanzo beans I usually use as a substiute in chicken recipes, so
I'll freeze them with just the onions and garlic. Frozen black
eyed peas are also a good staple to have on hand.