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Pammy's Slow Cooker Beans Recipe
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Pammy's Slow Cooker Beans

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"Delicious pinto bean recipe that does not include pork but still has an awesome flavor. My family loves it! Serve over hot cooked rice."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    14 hrs 15 mins


  1. Wash and pick over the beans, then place them in a large bowl. Fill the bowl with cold water, and soak the beans for 6 to 8 hours.
  2. Drain and rinse the beans, then place into a slow cooker. Pour in 8 cups of water. Stir in onion, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and bay leaves. Place the turkey leg into the cooker, cover, and cook on Low setting for 6 hours. Stir in olive oil, and add more water if the beans are beginning to dry out; cook until the beans are very tender, an additional 2 hours.
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  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Nov 18, 2010

These beans were good but I altered the recipe a bit. I didn't have a spare smoked turkey laying around so I used chopped leftover ham instead. Tasted great! I also added Paula Deen's House Seasoning to the beans when I added the olive oil. Wasn't sure how the olive oil would taste, but it turned out great. I usually make my beans on the stove top and add vegetable oil. I also cooked the beans on high the whole time which gave me more of a "pot liquor" which I love to sop up with my corn bread. I will surely be making these again. :)

Feb 10, 2011

Thank you SO much for a great base bean recipe! The beans turned out perfect for me. I added salt after 6 hours. (I cooked for 9 hours total.) I also used a few slices of bacon rather than the turkey. THIS is the perfect recipe for making beans to add to dishes, or just on it's own!

Nov 04, 2010

Made this yesterday. Turned pot very well -it's all gone. I made 1/2 recipe and used wings in place of the legs. The smoked turkey provides excellent flavor to the beans without all the salt and fat that you would get if ham was used for the seasoning

Aug 25, 2011

These are awesome! Followed the recipe almost exactly. I did cut it in half, used a ham hock, and had to add garlic salt AFTER the beans got soft because I had very little garlic powder. I will be making these again.

Jun 09, 2011

good! I can't wait to make again! I followed recipe almost to the T. But, I used 7 cloves of fresh garlic plus garlic powder. I used 2 smoked hamhocks. No oil and no bay leaves. I also used almost 2Tb chicken bouillon near the end of cooking so I wouldn't over salt it. SOOOO good!!

Jun 24, 2011

I altered this recipe a bit; instead of the smoked turkey leg, I fried up a pound of bacon; added 1 jalopeno and some cilantro for the last hour of cooking; no bay leaves.

Jan 24, 2011

love pinto beans taste great

Sep 25, 2011

Simple, tasty, and easy. I'm going to try Italian Sausage vs. turkey leg the next time.


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  • Calories
  • 415 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 19 g
  • 76%
  • Protein
  • 25.3 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 728 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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