These 30 Slow Cooker Bean Recipes will inspire you to cook with taste and value in mind—from meal-planning to leftovers to Thermos lunches to hearty dinners that stretch the dollar.
With a slow cooker, you can cook just about anything, from roasts to vegetables to dessert!
Beans are great in a slow cooker, too.
So, here are 30 of our favorite bean recipes you can make in your slow cooker!
We’ve all got a slow cooker stashed away somewhere in the depths of our kitchen cabinets.
Maybe you still have it in the box, or perhaps you’ve had it since college, and it’s seen better days.
Either way, I’ve been there.
But are you aware that your slow cooker can do much more than just make soup?
And it turns out that beans are the perfect thing to throw in there and cook overnight while you sleep—they’re cheap, they’re easy, and they come out tasting delicious.
The best part?
You don’t even need to think about them!
Just add them to the slow cooker before bed, set it for low or high depending on what kind of beans you want (some need longer cooking times than others), and go on about your life.
In the morning, all your beans will be ready and waiting for you.
And lucky you, I’ve listed 30 of the best, most delicious slow cooker bean recipes out there.
From chili to soup, these dishes are sure to please your whole family.
Try #28. You won’t regret it!
So, grab yourself some beans, and let’s get cooking!
This creamy, flavorful dip gets its texture from pinto beans, black beans, and chopped green chilies.
It also gets a kick of flavor from pepper Jack cheese and cheddar cheese.
Plus, this dip is great for any occasion where you want something filling but don’t want to spend too much time preparing it.
And it’s perfect for potlucks because it can be made ahead of time and kept warm in the slow cooker until everyone arrives.
This is hearty, satisfying, and delightful.
It’s also perfect for a rainy day or just when you’re feeling a little under the weather.
The bacon adds plenty of smoky taste and a meaty texture that will make you feel full after eating just one bowl!
And the celery adds stingy bites to each spoonful, while the tomato paste acts as a glue that holds all the flavors of the soup together.
The flavor of Southern Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens is a little bit sweet, a little bit salty, and all-around delightful.
The peas are soft and creamy, while the collard greens are slightly bitter but have a hint of sweetness.
And the ham has been cooked just right, so it’s still tender and juicy, but not so much that it’s falling apart.
This combination makes for a fantastic meal!
This is the ultimate comfort food.
It’s not something you make every day, but it’s a treat when you do.
The recipe is dead simple, but it takes a little time.
It also added some Andouille sausage for a little extra flavor kick and some green bell pepper, onion, and spices to round out the dish.
Yes, it’s spicy enough to please your taste buds, but not so spicy that it ruins any plans you might have had for a party later.
Let’s talk about Crockpot Taco Soup.
First of all, it tastes great.
It feels like getting a hug in a bow, but with more spice and excitement.
It’s zingy without being too much, savory without being too salty, and sweet without being cloying (or even tasting like sugar).
And it’s creamy and hearty without being heavy or thick.
Plus, the scent alone will give you a sense of adventure every time you take a spoonful of it.
This Slow Cooker Pinto Beans with Ham Hock dish uses ham hocks to give the beans that smoky, rich flavor that makes them scrumptious.
The beans also cook slowly in the crockpot and absorb all those wonderful flavors, so you don’t need to add extra savor enhancers.
Besides, the ham hock is already packed with seasoning!
This recipe is one of many ways to use leftover ham after your holiday feast.
If you’ve ever been discouraged by the idea of making chili, let us tell you that this recipe is so good and effortless to make that it’ll have you feeling like a pro in no time.
The chili has just enough kick to keep things interesting while still being mild enough to please everyone at the table.
The beans provide an earthy undercurrent and an array of complex flavors that add depth to the overall dish.
And the cornbread muffins are light and airy, with just enough sweetness to accent the chili’s other flavors.
Kielbasa, beans, and barbecue are three favorite foods here at CookingChew.
So, when I made this dish, it was such a hit.
We all loved it!
The kielbasa is tender and juicy, and the barbecue sauce has a little kick.
The beans also are soft, creamy, and tasty.
And it has just the right level of sweetness with a hint of tanginess from the molasses and maple syrup.
Besides, you can eat this dish in a number of ways.
It makes an excellent appetizer or main course with some rolls or breadsticks on the side.
Even if you’re not a big bean soup person and more of a tomato soup person, this recipe is a hundred percent worth it.
It’s got all the flavor you’d expect from a bean soup, but with the added bonus of a mixed ground hamburger.
The trick to this soup is to keep the flavors simple because adding too many ingredients can taste overly salty or greasy.
Just make sure to put all the necessary flavorings—they’re also what gives this soup a pleasing taste.
Who knew that the simple beans could make a comeback in such an exciting way?
Well, the secret to the taste of Slow Cooker Calico Beans is molasses pork and beans, lima beans, and kidney beans.
This combination gives the soup an incredible depth of flavor that makes it hard to resist.
But it’s the meat that really makes this dish stand out: the ground beef and bacon give it a savory aroma that goes well with the tanginess and slight sweetness of the overall meal.
11. 15 Bean Soup
The flavor of 15 Bean Soup is so powerful that it can be felt by the tongue and even the nose.
The carrots add a sweet woody flavor to the soup, while the onion adds a bit of spice to it.
The celery brings a savory taste along with some texture.
Then, the garlic gives the whole dish some depth, and the smokey ham bone adds a meaty note that deepens the flavors of the other ingredients in this recipe for 15 Bean Soup.
There’s the chicken stock that gives this soup body and earthy touches, while diced tomatoes add brightness to each bite of this hearty dish.
When you take your first spoonful of this dish, all you’ll be able to think about is how much more 15 Bean Soup you’ll get to enjoy!
The Crockpot Vegetarian Baked Beans taste like sweet and salty luscious baked beans, but with a meat-free version of a classic barbecue side dish.
And they are great for any summer picnic or BBQ.
Plus, they will be the talk of the party with their tantalizing aroma, dark brown color, and sweet flavor.
This recipe can also be made in bulk, which makes a great addition to your family meals or cookout supplies.
You can even prepare this slow cooker bean recipe in advance and freeze them for later use!
It’s a lot of ground turkey.
It’s a lot of bacon.
It’s a lot of mixed beans
And it’s all in a crock pot.
So, you can just walk away and let it do its thing because you know what?
It’s going to be amazing!
The ground turkey in this recipe gives it an extra flavor boost.
And the bacon adds some saltiness and smokiness that you won’t find in other recipes.
This dish is a sure way to try something new!
Slow Cooker Cholent is a Jewish stew that has been around for centuries.
It is usually cooked overnight so the flavors can blend and soak into the beef and other ingredients.
This makes it one of the best stews you’ll ever eat.
Also, it is made from tough cuts of beef because of the prolonged low and slow cook time.
Then the barley and beans provide a nice contrast to the meaty flavors in this dish and add some texture and heartiness to it.
Let’s not forget the potatoes that soak up all of those savory juices from the meat as it cooks—and we all know how good potatoes are at soaking up the flavor!
Finally, eggs are added at the end of cooking so they can get nice and tender before serving.
This soup is anything but boring.
It’s bright and flavorful with just enough spice to keep things interesting.
The cannellini beans are creamy and rich without being heavy or difficult to digest— perfect for those days when you feel sick and need something light to lift your spirits.
And when you combine these beans with fresh rosemary, leeks, and celery, you’ll create an aromatic soup exploding with flavors that will keep you craving more!
When you think about black-eyed peas, your mind probably goes to the classic crock pot dish.
But there’s so much more to these humble peas than meets the eye and mouth.
So, what makes these Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Peas so good?
It all starts with the dried black-eyed peas themselves.
They’re small, petite little legumes that are dense yet creamy and earthy.
Then, the ham and bacon add a touch of smokiness that complements the zestiness of the tomatoes perfectly.
Now that you know all about Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Peas don’t waste another second!
Go out, buy some ingredients, and make it today—you won’t regret it!
If you like hot dogs and beans, Bacon Crock Pot Beans and Weenies is the perfect recipe for you.
Plus, it tastes terrific!
The bacon brings extra salty and palatable flavor to the dish, which makes eating this meal even more enjoyable than usual.
And just a quick tip: Make sure your bacon is crispy before adding it in because if it isn’t, it will become soggy when the cooking time comes around.
What’s more, this dish can be eaten alone or as part of a meal with other dishes such as mashed potatoes or corn on the cob.
If you’re looking for a flavor that will make your taste buds do backflips, then you’ve come to the right place.
These Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans have loads of molasses flavor, but they don’t leave your mouth feeling like it’s been wrung out and hung up to dry.
They’re sweet and savory, with just enough spice to keep you going for seconds (but not so much that it makes you sneeze).
You can even pair them with hotdogs or franks—the choice is yours!
These Slow Cooker Bean Burritos taste like a cross between a burrito and an enchilada.
The refried pinto beans without the refry are wrapped in a tortilla with pepper and cumin to give it the spicy flavor of an enchilada.
Then it’s topped with shredded cheese, adding a sharp topping to this new take on the classic burrito.
This is the perfect food for nights when you want something simple to get dinner on the table but still want something delectable.
It’s also great for those nights when you have family coming over for dinner and need to make more food than you can eat in one sitting.
Besides, you can just freeze half of it for another time!
Amazing, isn’t it?
Slow Cooker Enchilada Cornbread Casserole is a one-pot wonder with cornbread, chilies, herbs, and cheese.
And it’s a modern twist on enchiladas, with no canned soup involved.
What’s more, this recipe added quinoa for extra crunch.
The texture of this casserole is also wonderfully moist and gooey, just like you’d expect from a baked enchilada.
Not only that, this dish tastes great as leftovers too!
The sweet, salty, rich taste of Slow Cooker New England Baked Beans will transport you to a place where the leaves are changing, and the air is crisp.
This recipe is also easy to whip up in your slow cooker, so you can go about your day while the beans simmer away.
And when they’re done, they’ll be tender and delicious
Not to mention the caramelized, rich, thick stew that will leave you grinning from ear to ear when it’s served.
Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole tastes like the best of Thanksgiving, condensed into a single dish.
First, you’ll see a mixture of soft, tender green beans and crisp bacon.
And as you put your fork in, you discover a creamy texture yet still light.
Then your taste buds dance with flavors—the sweet crunchiness of fresh green beans, the smoky bite of bacon, the tangy richness of shallots and garlic.
Then there’s that unmistakable taste of Parmesan cheese, which lingers on your tongue long after you’ve finished eating.
Seriously, Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole is like the lovechild of Thanksgiving dinner and one of those fancy restaurant dishes you can’t get enough of, minus all the work!
Have you ever thought of tasting the flavors of the Wild West in a single bite?
Well, if you haven’t, then you’ve clearly never tried Cheesy Crockpot Cowboy Casserole.
This dish is packed with flavors, and it’s ready for your mouth as soon as you get home from work (the crockpot does all the work!).
The meat is so tender and juicy, the potatoes are soft and buttery, the beans are creamy and delicious, and the cheese, oh, the cheese!
It’s all melted together into a luscious mess that you’re going to want to dive into head first.
Loubia is a flavorful, aromatic stew thanks to cannellini beans, tomatoes, and Moroccan spices.
The beans soak up all the flavors from the tomatoes and spices, so they’re tender but not mushy by any means.
But the meaty texture of the beans makes this dish hearty enough to stand alone as a complete meal without needing anything else added to it besides some fresh bread on the side!
You’ll love to serve Loubia (Moroccan Bean Stew) over couscous because it’s so easy to make and tastes fantastic when combined with these flavors!
Do you know that amazing smell that fills your kitchen when cooking?
The one that makes you stop what you’re doing and go stand by the stove, watching as your dish slowly transforms into something delicious?
It’s kind of like how I feel when making Slow Cooker Pinto Beans and Sausage.
The secret ingredient here is pork sausage.
The meatiness of the sausage pairs beautifully with the earthiness of pinto beans and tomato paste.
And then there’s just a hint of chipotle pepper for some heat—but not too much!
Because if there’s one thing we all know about slow cooker bean recipes, it’s that they often don’t need any extra heat.
You don’t often find a dish that combines the flavor of our favorite comfort foods—bacon and beans—but with this recipe, that dream becomes a reality.
Crock Pot Borracho Beans is a Tex-Mex style bean dish that requires no soaking necessary, and it’s sure to wow everyone at your next get-together!
It calls for pinto beans, bacon, onion, and a few spices.
And the result is a bean dish that has a smoky flavor with a bit of heat from the blend of spices and herbs.
However, this recipe is not meant to be spicy; if you want more heat, then add more chili powder.
We’ve got another little secret for you: Slow Cooker Feijoada (Brazilian Black Bean Stew) is one of the most uncomplicated things to make in the world.
It’s also one of the best-tasting and most comforting dishes we’ve ever had.
The long slow simmer gets the meat super tender and melds all the wonderful flavors together, while the black beans absorb all those rich seasonings and give the dish its texture.
And since this dish is so satisfying, it’s almost like a meal unto itself.
Plus, you can serve it over rice or noodles as an entree or pair it with some crusty bread for an easy weeknight supper.
Let’s talk about what this chili tastes like!
Imagine sweet potatoes cooked until they’re soft and tender, beans that are creamy but not mushy.
Peppers and onions that give a little kick but aren’t overpowering, and the cayenne powder that gives just enough punch without burning off your tongue.
If all that wasn’t enough, we’ve already added tomatoes, which pack even more tangy flavor than you could possibly imagine!
These tomatoes are diced up small, so they blend right in with everything else and add their own special touch of sweetness.
You’ll love these Italian White Beans With Mushrooms in a slow cooker when you’re craving something creamy and delicate.
That’s because white beans, garlic, and tomatoes make a great combination of flavors.
Plus, the capers add just the right amount of saltiness to set a balance to the dish.
The recipe has also been modified to make it very simple to prepare at home, so keep your slow cooker on a low setting and let everything sit for a few hours.
You’ll come home to an amazing meal that tastes like it took all day to prepare.
What would it be like to eat slow cooker Nigerian Beans Porridge?
Well, it would be like eating sweet and spicy, with a little bit of crunch.
The beans in this recipe are cooked in fiery habanero chilies mixed with onions and red pepper.
And it’s finished off with crayfish and baked fish that add a salty kick to the recipe (but that’s optional).
This is a lovely dish to make for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
The bottom line
When it comes to slow cooking a variety of foods, beans are great in a number of ways.
They’re delicious, easy to cook, relatively cheap, and incredibly wholesome.
Plus, they’re incredibly versatile and can provide the foundation for an endless list of meals.
And from main courses to soups, side dishes, and beyond, cooking with beans often yields incredible results!
So, if you have never made beans in your slow cooker before, let this article be your inspiration.
- Slow Cooker Bean Dip
- Slow Cooker Bean & Bacon Soup
- Southern Black Eyed Peas & Collard Greens
- Slow Cooker Red Beans & Rice
- Crockpot Taco Soup
- Slow Cooker Pinto Beans With Ham Hock
- Slow Cooker Bean Chili With Cornbread Muffins
- Slow Cooker Kielbasa & Barbecue Beans
- Crock Pot Hamburger Bean Soup
- Slow Cooker Calico Beans
- 15 Bean Soup
- Crockpot Vegetarian Baked Beans
- Crock Pot Beans With Ground Turkey
- Slow Cooker Cholent
- Slow Cooker Cannellini Bean Soup With Rosemary
- Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas
- Bacon Crock Pot Beans & Weenies
- Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans
- Slow Cooker Bean Burritos
- Slow Cooker Enchilada Cornbread Casserole
- Slow Cooker New England Baked Beans
- Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole
- Cheesy Crockpot Cowboy Casserole
- Loubia (Moroccan Bean Stew)
- Slow Cooker Pinto Beans & Sausage
- Crock Pot Borracho Beans
- Slow Cooker Feijoada (Brazilian Black Bean Stew)
- Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
- Slow Cooker Italian White Beans With Mushrooms
- Nigerian Beans Porridge
- Find your favorite recipe from our Slow Cooker Bean Recipes list.
- Gather all the ingredients needed.
- Start cooking and make us proud!