Super Simple Slow Cooker Beans

Super Simple Slow Cooker Beans

I love my good ol’, trusty crock pot. Well, I should add that I certainly don’t enjoy how it makes my entire apartment reek like onions for DAYS– but using a slow cooker is oh-so convenient AND so damned easy! So alas, I endure the strong smell of stew that lingers on my clothes and belongings for weeks post crock pot day. The number one thing I cook in a slow cooker (as a vegan bodybuilder/bikini competitor) is BEANS! I eat a ton of beans so making a big-ass batch to last me the week is a pretty standard part of my meal prep.

I don’t actually season them very much. And GASP– I don’t even soak them first! I literally throw a bag of dried navy beans in there with a few standard ingredients and VOILA: super simple, spicy baked beans.


1 lb. bag of dried white navy beans (approx. 2 cups)
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 jalapeno pepper, chopped
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. cumin
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. black pepper
4 cups water or low-sodium vegetable stock


Throw everything into the crock pot, cover and cook on high for three – four hours. Stir halfway through and add more water or stock if necessary. Easy peasy.

 - Sam Shorkey, Jacked on the Beanstalk

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  • Carmi: June 12, 2017 The instant pot is no ordinary kitchen gadget. It’s amazing, and I have had nothing but success cooking all good vegan eats.

  • Sam: June 12, 2017

    You’re not the first vegan to recommend an insta-pot. And even though I’m really trying to minimize my kitchen appliances, I’m totally intrigued by this one :) I’ll check it out! Thanks Carmi!

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