Slow Cooker Black Beans

Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 hours
Serving Size
1/2 cup
1 pound dry black beans (about 2 ½ cups)
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon salt
8 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth (or water)
Cilantro, chopped (for garnish)


  1. In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for about 1 minute, until brown but not burnt.
  2. Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add spices and sauté for another minute. Remove from heat.
  4. Check beans for rocks and rinse thoroughly. Add them to slow cooker along with the onion mixture and broth. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.



Recipe modified by CHOICES Nutrition Education Program

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