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!
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
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!
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