Crockpot Pinto Beans & Mexican Brown Rice

Making pinto beans in my crockpot is so easy! Pretty much just dump everything in and let it slow cook all day. This time (and some other times too) I forgot to soak my beans overnight. I did a quick soak method on my stovetop and the beans still turned out great. So if you’re like me, and sometimes forgetful, the quick soak method is a great way to prep your beans to slow cook!

This recipe is made with a chicken bouillon cube, but you can also substitute and use vegetable broth. If you use vegetable broth, you would only add 2 cups of water to the pot. If you want to use chicken broth instead, you would do the same thing as with the vegetable broth and only add 2 cups water. If you do not like coconut oil, you can use olive oil instead. I personally love coconut oil! 🥥 For this recipe, I made it with 1 cup of dried beans so it ended up being 4 servings. Sometimes I like to make smaller batches that way we don’t have a ton of leftovers. This recipe is perfect for a dinner for 2 with leftovers or for a family of 4 and no leftovers. My Mexican brown rice recipe will be after the pinto beans recipe! ❤️

Put beans in a pot with at least 2” of water above them. Put the lid on and get the water to boil.
Let the water boil for 2 mins then turn off the heat and let the beans sit for 1 hour with the lid on.
Drain and rinse the beans.
Spray nonstick spray on the crockpot. Add all ingredients to the pot, then add in the beans and water.
Stirred beans & all the ingredients together before adding the water.
Pour in the water and stir, put the lid on and set to slow cook on High for 8 hours.
We put the cooked beans in burritos with ground beef, sautéed onion, chopped tomatoes, cheese and sour cream 😋

I made Mexican brown rice to go with the burritos, it just ended up being done later than I thought it would be. We had this as a side. Brown rice takes quite a bit longer to cook than white rice, so keep that in mind when you are timing everything. My white rice will normally take 20 mins to cook in the rice cooker, while the brown rice took about 45 mins! I have the recipe and pics for the rice below.

Add all ingredients to the rice cooker, except for the water. Stir it all up! No need to rinse brown rice prior to cooking it.
Add water and stir, set lid on and turn on rice cooker.
All done and ready to be served!

Published by Melissa

A stay at home mom who loves to cook!

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