Slow Cooker Charro Beans

Slow Cooker Charro Beans

Nothing's easier than this slow cooked Tex-Mex favorite, great for dinner or as a side.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 hours
Total Time 14 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 cups


  • 1 lb dry pinto beans
  • 5 cups broth
  • 1/2 lb bacon, sliced
  • 3 med tomatoes, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced (Or swap for serrano to make it more spicy)
  • 1 med onion, diced
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • Lime wedges


  • Rinse beans well, remove any stones or grit.
  • Combine all ingredients except the cilantro, shredded cheese, and limes in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook until beans are tender, about 10-14 hours on low or 5-7 on high.
  • Serve with a wedge of lime and a sprinkling of cheese and enjoy!


To lessen the cook time, soak the beans overnight in water. They'll take 5-6 hours on low, or 2-4 on high. And try it with some cornbread!