I followed this really easy recipe today to make my own black beans in the crockpot: Black Beans. I bought a 2lb bag of black beans to make this. First, you soak them in water overnight, then rinse and put them in the crockpot with a lot of water. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Rinse again and put them in bags. I ended up with 9 snack sized bags of beans and put them in the freezer so I can use them as needed. I’m glad I won’t be buying canned black beans for a while!