I found these dried pinto beans on sale at the grocery store a few days ago and for some reason they just had to make their way into my shoppin’ cart.

You can’t tell me that things that cost $1.00 don’t sucker you in like that too… ?

Not only are they totally on the cheap, but I really like the texture of dried beans once cooked versus their canned counterparts too.

But let’s face the facts, we don’t all the 6+ hours to soak the darn things plus the 2 or so hours to sit around and watch ’em simmer on the stovetop, now do we? 😉

That’s where my new favorite kitchen friend comes into play once again!

Hello lovah.

If you have some water and a few hours away from home, these beans can be all yours too for the fine price of one Washington hahaha. Just sayin’… 😛

No-Soak Crockpot Pinto Beans

  • 16oz. dried pinto beans
  • water

Simply sift through the dried beans to pick out any stones and/or foreign objects (I didn’t find any in my batch).

Then place them into the slow cooker with enough liquid to cover by about 2 inches.  Place the crockpot to high and let cook for 6 hours.


This made close to six cups of pinto beans!  Now that’s a lotta beans…

All for $1.00. And ready to be used in many a delicious recipe 😀

P.S. you can freeze any extras for later use too. They’ll last for quite some time.

Speaking of recipes… up next, what to make with all these beans?!

I’ll give you a hint:  there’s pumpkinnnnnnnnnnn in there 😛

Enjoy your Monday friends!

“A careless word may kindle strife. A cruel word may wreck a life. A timely word may level stress. But a loving word may heal and bless.”


  1. Woohoo, another pumpkin recipe…I love it!!!!! Can’t wait to see what it is 🙂

  2. I love cooking dried beans so much more than canned, but I’m usually too lazy. I’ll have to try this!

  3. You are rockin’ the crock pot these days! Now I’m jealous mine is still in storage 🙂 I’ve never cooked dried beans before, mostly because the process seems like something I would mess up, but this doesn’t look so bad!

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