How to Cook Dried Beans in a Crockpot Slow Cooker

How to Cook Dried Beans in a Slow Cooker
Nutritious beans, cooked in the slow cooker.  Pre-soak or not, it's your choice!

Dried beans are one of those magical foods that have everything going for them. Beans are  inexpensive, and they're a good source for many vitamins and minerals, plus they're also high in fiber, high in protein, and naturally low in fat, sugar, and sodium. Many types of dried beans are listed among The World's Healthiest Foods, and beans are also listed as one of the Superfoods that we should all be eating often. Not only are beans nutritious, they're loaded with healthy slow-burning complex carbohydrates, and are low on the glycemic index, making them a good food choice for anyone who's concerned about blood sugar, whether for weight-loss or health reasons.

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