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Crockpot Pinto Beans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 10 mins
The slow cooker makes magic with meats and beans. In general, it works a lot better with ingredients that are hard and take a long time in the stove to soften.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot pinto beans
Servings: 4 people
  • 2 cups dry pinto beans
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 cups chicken or beef broth
  • 1 chorizo
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Rinse the pinto beans and remove any broken bean.
  2. Toss them into the slow cooker and cover with water and broth. Let them cook for 5 hours on high.
  3. In a pan, pour the olive oil and let it heat over medium heat. Add the diced onion, the minced garlic and cook for a minute until fragrant.
  4. Add the chorizo cut into small pieces. Stir and cook until the chorizo starts releasing its grease. Add paprika and salt and pepper to taste. Pour this mix onto the beans and let it cook for an extra hour.