Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

I know beans & rice and rice & beans are slightly (okay majorly) cliche in the Dave Ramsey world. But I seriously love them. They are some of the cheapest and most filling foods. They are also incredibly healthy for our bodies & digestive systems. If you'd like to read more on the amazingness of beans, check out this post by Katie from Kitchen Stewardship

We are trying to spend less money on groceries and reduce our consumption of red meat, so beans are dinner often! My friend Jackie's dad makes an amazing seasoning called Pop's BBQ Spices. He made me my own little batch and it has all the spices you need for beans. I found a great bean recipe to try the seasoning on. I modified this recipe from Liesl and she says she modified it from one of Paula Deen's! 

In case you don't have Pop's, I included the other seasonings you can use instead. 

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. dried Pinto Beans
  • 12 oz. Bacon, cut into pieces
  • 2 tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 2 tbsp. Seasoning Salt
  • 4 tbsp. Crushed Garlic
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Water
  • Rice

Directions

Sort through the dried beans, looking for any broken pieces or tiny rocks. Rinse with water & place in the slow cooker. Fill the slow cooker up with a lot of water. Let sit overnight, unplugged. 

In the morning, dump out the water. Add all of the other ingredients to the pot except water & rice. 

Stir together and add water, ensuring there is enough to completely cover the beans. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. 

Cook the rice in a rice cooker and serve with your beans! Delish.