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!
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!
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.