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Slow Cooker Spicy Pinto Beans

Slow Cooker Spicy Pinto Beans - Spicy pinto beans made in the slow cooker are the perfect side dish for barbecues, potlucks and picnics. Delicious served with a piece of cornbread! 
Course reader favorites, Sides
Cuisine American
Keyword beans, crock pot, slow cooker, side dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Author Rob


  • 1 lb pinto beans
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes , drained
  • 2 jalapeños seeded and chopped
  • 8 strips bacon
  • 32 oz vegetable broth
  • 14.5 oz can beef broth


  1. To soak the beans overnight, sort the beans, make sure there is no rocks, bad beans or dirt clumps.

  2. Add the beans into your slow cooker insert. Cover with enough water to cover the beans plus a few inches. Let them sit overnight, do not turn on the slow cooker.

  3. In the morning drain the water off the beans.

  4. Cook the bacon until it is just crispy but not overly crisp. Add bacon and the remaining ingredients and stir.

  5. Cover and cook on HIGH for 8 hours or LOW for 10 hours. DO NOT PEEK!!

  6. Do not open the lid while they cook, or they will not get tender. This is important when it comes to cooking beans in the slow cooker.

  7. When the cooking time is done, stir.