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Crock Pot Pinto Beans

This easy Pinto Beans recipe yields the most delicious, amazing pinto beans you've ever had - without having to soak your beans! A simple blend of ingredients and spices turns that bag of dried beans into your new favorite side dish. Bonus: Makes amazing refried beans too!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword crock pot pinto beans, pinto beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 237kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 3 cups dry pinto beans rinsed and picked through
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and chopped
  • 1 yellow onion dice
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 64 oz low sodium chicken broth may use stock


  • Heat olive oil in a medium skillet. Add onion and jalapeno saute for 3 to 5 minutes until soft. Add garlic and saute for an additional minute.
  • In a large, 6 quart slow cooker, place beans, onion mixture, salt, pepper, and cumin.
  • Pour broth over the top and stir gently. If beans are not covered, add just enough water to cover the beans.
  • Cook beans on high for 8 to 9 hours or until tender. Test seasoning and add salt if needed.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 986mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3mg