Slow Cooker Black Beans

bowl of cooked black beans and ingredients

Slow Cooker Black Beans are incredibly easy, affordable and delicious.  The bay leaves, onion and garlic impart amazing flavor.




  1. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker.  Stir to combine.  Cook on low 6-8 hrs.  The black beans should be soft when done.  Remove the bay leaves after cooking.
  2. At this point, you can drain the black beans, but I like to reserve some of the liquid for Black Bean Soup or to serve over rice.
  3. Black beans will keep in the fridge for 1 week or in the freezer for 2-3 months.


You can crush the garlic and cut the onion into quarters if you would like to remove them after cooking.  You will still get the flavor.

Keywords: black beans, slow cooker

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