***If you don’t have one-check the thrift stores! It’s cheaper and it will save any extra waste from new materials, shipping materials, etc. BUT If you really need a new one, the one linked above is basic, pretty cheap, and it will do the trick.
The Nitty Gritty:
Open your bag of beans.
Pour enough beans into the slow cooker to fill it about 1/3 of the way.
Fill with water to the top.
Set to cook on high for 4 hours.
That’s IT guys! Your beans are done once they become soft/tender. I usually let it go the full 4 hours. I’ve even just let it cook overnight and drained and rinsed them the next day. This works for all beans and chickpeas except Red Lentils. They are way too soft for this. You will have mush soup;) Those guys only take like 15 mins via stove top anyways-no soaking required.
I hope you enjoy your new hack! Try some beans out you’ve never had before. You’ll be so surprised to see whats available to you in their dried version:) So many more choices than canned that’s for sure!
Megan Kerry is a Vegan Lifestyle Educator and Licensed Practical Nurse. Her content focuses on vegan recipes and ethical living. She is a mom of four children, a long time vegan, and an even longer time foodie. She loves veganizing any and all dishes and sharing her recipes and lifestyle tips with all of you!