Foolproof and delicious Slow Cooker Black Beans! This easy, no-soak recipe yields tender and delicious black beans with barely any hands-on time. Make them a meal, serve as a side or stuff your tacos, burritos and quesadillas with them!
PREP TIME: 10minutes
COOK TIME: 4hours
TOTAL TIME: 4hours10minutes
2½ cups (450grams)dried black beans , do not soak them
4clovesgarlic, chopped finely
2teaspoonschili flakes, or 1 fresh chili (you can omit the chili if you prefer)
Place all ingredients except the lime into a slow cooker.
Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 7 - 8 hours.
Once cooked, season with plenty of salt, then squeeze in the juice of the lime. Give it a good stir then serve.
Don't soak the beans. Soaking them first dilutes their flavour.
Rinse the beans to clean them before adding them to the slow cooker.
Be generous with the salt. Seasoning well is really important for great-tasting beans.
Add the salt at the end of cooking.
Don't skip the lime! it adds flavour and vibrancy that really makes all the difference to the finished flavour.
Storage, freezing & reheatingThese delicious slow cooker black beans will keep in the fridge for 5 to 6 days and can be frozen for up to 3 months. Defrost overnight in the fridge before using.To reheat beans either microwave them for a few minutes or warm them in a pan over medium-low heat until piping hot.