Crockpot Drunken Black Beans

Crockpot Drunken Black Beans
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Crockpot drunken black beans or frijoles negro barrachos are such a good hearty side dish. They can easily be made in your crockpot. Black beans are so easy on your budget too! Don’t you love a good meal that is also inexpensive? It’s such a double win!

I love making this crockpot drunken black beans recipe with this yellow cake mix corn bread. The two recipes are a fantastic combination! Another great combination would be these tasty cheesy veggie enchiladas.

If you have time, I highly recommend soaking your black beans the night before. To soak, all you need to do is place the beans in a bowl with cool water and cover with a cloth overnight. That’s it! If you don’t have time, I’ve made these before and have only soaked them a few hours or not at all and they were still good.

For the bacon, no need to cook before. Just dice your raw bacon and throw it in your crockpot or slow cooker and it will cook with the beans. I prefer to use a lighter beer when cooking these, but most beers would go well with this recipe.

Crockpot Drunken Black Beans

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Keyword black beans, crockpot beans, crockpot black beans, slow cooker beans, slow cooker black beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Author Two Pink Peonies


  • Slow Cooker


  • 16 ounces dried black beans (soaked in water the night before preparing or at least a few hours before preparing)
  • 1 bottle beer (I used a light beer)
  • 4 strips bacon diced
  • 1 small white onion diced
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro chopped finely, stem removed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Spray your slow cooker with non-stick spray.
  • Add your diced bacon. It does not need to be cooked.
  • Next add the onion, spices and black beans.
  • Pour your beer over the beans, bacon, onion, and spices and then stir well.
  • Add a little water to cover the beans if they aren't completely covered.
  • Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Remove and discard the bay leaf before serving.

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Crockpot Drunken Black Beans

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