These Crock Pot Beefy Hearty Beans are a great way beef up a weeknight dinner. They can be prepped the night before and cook all day!
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Crock Pot Beefy Hearty Beans

These Crock Pot Beefy Hearty Beans are a great way beef up a weeknight dinner. They can be prepped the night before and cook all day!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 5 mins
Course: Side
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pinto beans cleaned, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3/4 lb bacon fried and crumbled, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 10 oz cans diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin

Instructions

  • In a skillet, brown your ground beef with your onion and drain
  • Place your beans, beef and bacon crumbles in your crock pot
  • Cover with 8 cups of water
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir gently
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours

Notes

  • You can serve these Crock Pot Beef Hearty Beans up with a slotted spoon for a delicious side or with a ladle for a yummy soup!
  • I used my 6-quart¬†Programmable Travel Crock Pot. It was the perfect size for this recipe.
  • As with any of our recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.
  • All slow cookers cook differently, so cooking times are always a basic guideline and should¬†always be tested first in your own slow cooker and time adjusted as needed.