No-Soak Slow-Cooker Beans

Preparation info
  • Makes

    7 to 10 cups

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      5 hr

Appears in
Easy Soups from Scratch with Quick Breads to Match: 70 Recipes to Pair and Share

By Ivy Manning

Published 2017

  • About


  • 3 cups [515 to 570 g] dried beans (see chart)
  • ½ medium yellow onion, cho


  1. Rinse the beans and pick out any stones or shriveled beans. Drain the beans and add to a 3- to 7-qt/3.5- to 6.5-L slow cooker. Add the onion and garlic (if using), the salt, the bay leaf, and enough cold water to cover the beans by 2 in [5 cm], or about 8 cups [2 L]). Cover the cooker and cook on low heat until the beans are tender, 5 to 9 hours, depending on the age of