This method will make about six cups of beans but if you want more, you can always double the ingredients. They only take a few minutes to prepare and about four hours to cook on high in the slow cooker. You’ll be stunned by how good they taste!

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The Ingredients To Gather Are:

2 cups dried black beans
4 cups water
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 garlic cloves
1/2  yellow onion
1/4 Navel orange

The Directions To Follow:

Combine everything in  6-quart slow cooker, cover, cook on high 4 hours.

The Additional Directions To Follow:

Once it has been about four hours, you should put your slow cooker on the warm setting until you are able to enjoy eating these beans. You can also taste your beans and salt them a little more if you wish.

Here are some recipes you can make with your perfectly cooked black beans:

 Black Beans, and Avocado Buckwheat Crêpes with Delicata Squash

The Fuss-Free Way to Make Crêpes 

Fill buckwheat crêpes with black beans, spiced squash, avocado, and Jack cheese. To simplify this meal, leave out the roasted squash and just grab some cheese and avocado for a lightning-fast vegetarian dinner.
Kale & Sweet Potato Tacos on Homemade Corn Tortillas 
Use a taco dinner as an excuse to finish up any half-eaten veggies, leftover roast chicken, or wilting herbs. Kale and sweet potato tacos are always a crowd favorite in my house.

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers 
Beans are a neutral, protein-packed base for veggie burgers.

Quick Black Bean Soup with Spicy Cilantro Paste 

A simple soup of beans, onions, peppers, and spices comes together in just 15 minutes. Top with anything from avocado and sour cream to crumbled tortilla chips and queso fresco.

Black Bean and Roasted Corn Salad 
Serve grilled chicken or fish with this simple but delicious bean salad. Bonus, the leftovers pack up perfectly for lunch the next day.


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This slow cooker method for black beans is so fantastic you may want to make them all the time! Have you tried any of these recipes with your slow cooker black beans yet?

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Source: Food52