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    I'm looking for recipes for beans in a crock pot.

    Also i need to know how to prep the beans before cooking them in the crockpot. IE should i soak them over night before cooking them in a crock pot.

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    I'm hoping Momma25 will see this! I've been wondering again how to cook beans in the crockpot.

    I think it's just wash/sort the beans and put them in. Fill with water and put it on LOW for overnight. By morning, they should be perfect!

    Am I right on this, Momma? I remember they were SO easy in the crockpot...and I ended up with enough for a dish AND lots to freeze in individual portions~
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    You got it right Carol! I sort them, wash them and put them in the crockpot. Cover with water, cook on LOW overnight and in the morning (depending on what time morning is at your house) they are usually done. Drain and use in your favorite recipe.

    One note though, I remember when we talked about this before that you said this method caused more gas for you than you experienced by pre-soaking, so I would recommend then that you pre-soak, THEN cook your beans. Personally, I don't presoak and we don't have any trouble, but some people do and I remember you said you did.

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    For those bothered by gas, this is what I do.....
    I put the beans in a pot and bring them to a quick boil. Then I drain and rinse them.

    THEN I throw them in the crock pot, add water and leave overnight.

    It's an extra step, but the freedom from cramps is more than worth it for our family.

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    Good remembering, Momma!

    And a great suggestion, Sue! [img]graemlins/thumbup.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/bcbsalute.gif[/img]
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    Default Re: Looking for How to cook beans in a Crock Pot

    What I've been doing is rinsing them after cooking them overnight in the crockpot, putting them right back in and starting the recipe. Never had a problem and they don't give anymore gas than normal.

    I use them mainly for chili. Though, I've found I can fill freezer bags with them and break off chunks later to add to soups or casseroles.

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    Default Re: Looking for How to cook beans in a Crock Pot

    I know this is an old thread but here goes.....
    Beans need to soak so they can be softened to cook.
    What I do is wash them and put them in a Dutch oven. Cover it with water and let the water boil about 10 minutes. I turn the pot off and let them sit in that water for about an hour. I then drain the water. Put the beans in the crock pot and cook as the recipe calls for. I learned this from my mother

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