Easy Crockpot Black Beans

This crockpot black beans recipe is my hands-down favorite method for cooking beans. I make a large batch of crockpot black beans every few months and use them in all sorts of tasty recipes!

A 1-pound bag of dried black beans will yield about six cups of cooked black beans. That's three can's worth of black beans for a fraction of the price!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegetarian
Keyword Crockpot Black Beans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 35 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 147 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons


  • 1 pound bag dried black beans (rinse and sort)
  • 6 cups water


  • 1-2 cups chopped white onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Grab a one-pound bag of black beans.
  2. Rinse with water and pluck out any broken ones.
  3. Pour into your slow cooker and add 6 cups water and any extras you'd like to add to season the beans.
  4. Turn on to HIGH and set a timer for 3.5 hours.
  5. Now walk away! Your beans will be perfectly cooked in anywhere from 3.5-4 hours. (Though it will take a little longer if you live at a high altitude.)  I check mine at the 3.5 hour mark and try one to see if they're tender enough.  If they're still hard, set your timer for an extra 30 minutes and curl up with a book or catch up on that pile-o-laundry!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts below are an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. 1 serving of black beans is measured at 1/2 cup cooked beans.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Crockpot Black Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147
% Daily Value*
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 640mg18%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 6g25%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.