Relying on the tasty pantry staple, these slow cooker bean recipes are easy, economical, and very satisfying.
Beans are a savvy chef’s best friend. Inexpensive and easy to cook, they’re a convenient way to bulk out a meal with plant-based flavor.
They’re also super healthy! Packed with protein,folate, and iron, beans are a great way to fill up on plant-based goodness.
There are 24recipes on this list, which means lots of different beans, in lots of different dishes.
All cooked in the slow cooker, they’re designed to make life easy… and tasty!
Try cowboy beans for a game day side. Simmer a pot of bacon and brown sugar beans for an irresistible snack.
Feed the family a hearty beef and bean stew. You can’t go wrong with all this bean-filled deliciousness!
1. Slow Cooker Red Beans And Rice
This Louisiana classic is great for entertaining. It’s a steaming pot of meaty beans, perfect for sharing.
Made with spicy Andouille sausage, garlic, red beans, and white rice, it’s both filling and flavorful.
Get a pot of this on the table, along with some crusty bread to soak up the juices, and your guests will go home happy.
2. Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Barbecue Beans
Kielbasa is a European sausage, seasoned with smoky spices.
It works beautifully here, adding its rich, meaty flavor to a bean-laden broth that’s sweetened with dark molasses.
Served with bread for dipping, this is the ultimate one-pot meal where everyone can dive in and help themselves to seconds!
3. Slow Cooker Baked Beans
Kids go crazy for baked beans, so it’s always good to have this recipe handy if you’ve little ones.
Set the beans to simmer in the afternoon, and all you have to do for a tasty kid-friendly dinner is scoop and serve!
4. Slow Cooker Pork Loin Roast
Beans are the magic ingredient in this succulent loin roast. Green beans, that is.
Pork is slowly simmered in the slow cooker, along with a medley of colorful vegetables.
This easy Sunday dinner takes just 10 minutes to prep, making it possibly the most fuss-free roast ever!
5. Slow Cooker Calico Beans
Chock-full of beef and bacon, these calico beans are a must for your next cook-out.
They’re smoky and satisfying, made with a hint of spice and a lot of meaty goodness.
And you can easily customize this versatile dish. Use pork sausage instead of ground beef if that’s not your thing.
Add a dash of hot sauce if you like a little more kick.
6. Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Peas Recipe
According to tradition, eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day will guarantee good fortune throughout the coming year.
But why wait? When you find a recipe this good, you have to make and eat it immediately. That’s my tradition.
7. Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans
Get in touch with your inner cowboy for this trail-ready recipe.
It’s a simmering pot of tangy beans, perfect for eating round the campfire on clear nights. Or enjoying at home after a long day in the saddle/office.
8. Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans
What’s the difference between Boston baked beans and standard baked beans?
Molasses! The sweetener has been a staple of East Coast cooking since colonial times, when Boston was an important trading center for the Caribbean.
Those days may have passed, but their legacy lives on in this incredible dish.
9. Easy Crockpot Baked Beans with Bacon & Brown Sugar
This classic recipe adds bacon and brown sugar to your Crockpot beans, making them incredibly sweet and smoky.
Serve at a potluck, cook up a big batch for game day, or make a bowl for brunch. This lip-smacking side is welcome at any table, any time.
10. Slow Cooker Chili
Everyone loves a bowl of chili on a cold night. It warms the heart, the belly, and the soul.
This recipe means you can get all that goodness with almost no prep.
Just dump everything into the slow cooker and sit down to an incredible chili a few hours later!
11. Slow Cooker Cholent
Cholent is a rich stew, made with meat, potatoes, and beans.
It’s a Jewish dish, traditionally cooked for Shabbat and simmered low and slow overnight.
Almost every family has its own version of this adaptable feast. You can use different meats, different vegetables, and different beans.
This recipe goes for a mixture of barley, beans, potatoes, and juicy beef.
Flavored with paprika, pepper, and honey, it’s the perfect blend of sweet, savory, and spicy.
12. Brazilian Beef Stew Feijoada
Feijoada is a traditional Brazilian dish, made by simmering beef, pork, black beans, and vegetables.
It’s a rich and meaty meal, generally served with white rice and collard greens.
This recipe keeps things simple, dumping the stew in the slow cooker rather than fussing with the stovetop.
It simmers to juicy perfection and smells like heaven.
13. Slow Cooker Pinto Beans and Sausage
If you’re craving savory comfort food, this down-home supper fits the bill.
It’s a chunky blend of tender beans, meaty sausage, and spices, all simmered in a rich broth.
Serve with a sprinklng of fresh cilantro and a side of cornbread for a simple but satisfying meal.
14. Easy Crockpot Barbecue Baked Beans With Bacon
This recipe is a summer BBQ favorite.
Smoky beans are simmered with bell peppers and bacon for a tangy side that pairs beautifully with pulled pork and coleslaw.
Feel free to play around with this creative dish.
You can add in some more vegetables, up the meat with sausage or pork, and/or stir in some cayenne for more fiery flavor.
15. Vegetarian Baked Beans
Cowboy beans are great for carnivores, but vegetarians shouldn’t feel left out.
These baked beans are 100% plant-based and 100% delicious so you won’t even miss the beef or bacon.
They’re made by simmering three different kinds of beans in a tangy, spicy sauce. You’ll use canned beans, which shortens the cooking time.
Quick, easy, and yummy, these are the perfect dish for vegetarian cowboys!
16. Slow Cooker Pinto Beans and Ham
If you cooked a ham recently, save those leftovers!
Shred up those meaty remains and dump them into your slow cooker along with pinto beans, onion, and garlic.
Come back a few hours later and you’ll be rewarded with a juicy, meaty stew that tastes as good as it smells.
17. Crockpot Great Northern Beans
These Northern beans are a great way to enjoy classic southern comfort food.
Made with dry beans, ham hock, and vegetables, this is a quick and warming supper.
If you’re out of northern beans, you can replace them with navy or cannellini beans for a mild but creamy flavor.
18. Slow-Cooker Black Bean Soup
A favorite in the Caribbean, black bean soup is an inexpensive but enticing meal.
Lightly spiced, it’s a thick and creamy blend that’s as warming as the tropical sun.
And you can get creative with the toppings, adding cheese, sour cream, crackers, or even a scoop of cooked rice.
19. Slow Cooker Taco Soup
If you’re in the mood for taco night but are too lazy for taco night, make this amazingly addictive soup.
It has all the taco flavors you love – tomatoes, spices, corn, beef, and beans, all piled together and simmered in a rich stew.
Serve it with sour cream, tortilla chips, and cheese for the most low-maintenance taco night ever!
20. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
Healthy and hearty, this vegetarian chili is so irresistible even meat eaters will want a bowl.
It’s a nourishing dish that’s packed with vegetables and flavor.
Prep the vegetables the night before, toss them into the slow cooker in the morning, and dinner’s done!
21. Loubia | Moroccan White Bean Soup
If you see the word ‘loubia’ on a Moroccan menu, you know they’re talking about beans.
This traditional dish is a white bean stew that’s transformed with tongue-tingling North African spices and flavors.
Seasoned with turmeric, garlic, paprika, and cumin, it’s a curry-scented stew with a unique taste.
The sauce is made with preserved lemons and red onions, making it sweet and citrusy.
This is an unforgettable dish that you’ll make again and again.
22. Crockpot Layered Bean Burritos
I love burritos, but I hate assembling them.
Playing around with the filling, the wraps, and all the sides can be time-consuming, so make it easy on yourself with this low-maintenance burrito recipe.
Here, the Crockpot does all the work. You’ll simply layer your ingredients, switch it on, and wait!
Waiting while the house fills up with that delicious burrito smell is the hardest part of this recipe.
23. Mexican Borracho Beans
Borracho beans (or frijoles borracho, if you want to test your Spanish) are tex-mex style baked beans.
They’re full of feisty flavor, made with pinto beans, bacon, onion, and spices.
There’s a secret ingredient in there too – beer!
Adding a few glugs of lager takes this dish to a whole new level. Just be sure to leave some in the bottle to wash down the bean-full deliciousness!
24. Slow Cooker Cannellini Bean Soup with Fresh Rosemary
This classic Italian comfort food will make your kitchen smell like Tuscany.
It’s loaded with fresh, heart-healthy Mediterranean ingredients like plump cannellini beans, aromatic rosemary, and earthy leeks.
Made with just a handful of ingredients (most of which you probably already have in the house!), you’ll be surprised at the depth of flavor in this warming stew.
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