Crock pot pinto beans are simple to make, and super versatile to enjoy by themselves, or in other recipes just as you would use canned beans.
Add them to the crock pot, along with the broth, water, onion, ham and bay leaves.
Put on the lid, and cook on high heat until the beans are to desired tenderness. Mine took 7 hours.
Serve as is, freeze, or use in other recipes, as you would canned beans.
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
BROTH Notes: I used my homemade chicken bone broth in this recipe. I had some that needed to be used up. I did have to add a cup of water to get enough total liquid (7 cups).
If you are doing this without ham, I for sure would recommend broth - any type. My top two would be vegetable or chicken stock, but any broth or stock will work.
You will need 7 cups of total liquid. I would recommend using broth/stock for at least half or more of that.
If you are using ham, you could probably get away with using only water and still having enough flavor, as long as you still add the onion and granulated garlic.