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Serving size 6
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1 lb dried beans, such as cannellini beans, black beans, kidney beans, black-eyed peas, great northern beans or pinto beans1 onion, chopped4 cloves garlic, minced6 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried1 bay leaf5 cup boiling water½ tsp salt


1. Soak beans in enough cold water to cover them by 2 inches for 6 hours or overnight. (Alternatively, use the quick-soak method: Place beans in a large pot with enough water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat and let stand for 1 hour.)

2. Drain the beans and place them in a slow cooker. Add onion, garlic, thyme and bay leaf. Pour in boiling water. Cook, covered, on high until beans are tender, 2 to 3 1/2 hours. Add salt, cover, and cook for 15 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 6 Total

  • Calories 260
  • Calories from fat 9
  • Total Fat 1gm
  • Saturated Fat 0gm
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0gm
  • Sodium 201mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 48gm 2%
  • Fiber 19gm 16%
  • Protein 15gm 19%
  • Cholesterol 0mg

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Side Dish, Healthy, Low Calorie, Low Carb, Low Fat, Bean & Legume, American, Easy, Slow Cooker

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