Creeach Fam Recipes

Easy + AMAZING Slow Cooker Charro Beans

8 servings


20 minutes

active time

10 hours 20 minutes

total time


1/2 pound bacon

1 pound dried pinto beans

4 cups water

2 cups beef broth

6 cloves garlic (minced)

Fresh jalapeno (diced, optional)

1 tablespoon cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes & green chiles (such as Rotel)

1 cup fresh cilantro leaves (chopped)

Salt & freshly ground black pepper


Cook the bacon until crispy. Drain, chop, and set aside.

Place the beans in a colander, rinse well, and remove any stones or shriveled beans.

Pour the beans into a large slow cooker. Cover with water and beef broth. Add chopped bacon, garlic, jalapeño (if using), cumin, garlic powder, and chili powder; stir to combine. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours (or on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours) or until almost done.

Stir in the Rotel and chopped cilantro; cover and cook for an additional hour or until tender (the total cooking time on LOW will likely be between 9 to 11 hours, depending on how hot your particular slow cooker runs). When the beans are done, season with salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste (stir in 1/2 teaspoon of salt at a time, tasting before adding more).


Serving Size



289 kcal

Total Fat

8 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Unsaturated Fat

4 g

Trans Fat

0.02 g


11 mg


247 mg

Total Carbohydrate

39 g

Dietary Fiber

10 g

Total Sugars

3 g


16 g

8 servings


20 minutes

active time

10 hours 20 minutes

total time
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