I've made a goal to use up as many beans, rice, etc that I can from my food storage before I move. It will help save grocery money during these next six weeks and it will be less obnoxious boxes for me to move. Juice and pop bottles are how I store my rice, beans, sugar and other food storage items. You can see, even a 20 oz pop bottle will hold a pound of dried beans. These bottles are bug proof and cheap :)
Crockpot beans need to be started the night before. Beans made this way are so simple and are so much cheaper than canned. The first thing you want to do with your beans before you cook them is sort them and wash them in cold water. Look at all the "stuff" I found in this little bottle of beans. You definitely wanna sort them. LOL
After you've sorted and rinsed your beans, put them in some sort of container with a bunch of water. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
The next morning, drain the water off, rinse them well and place in your crockpot. Fill the crockpot up most of the way with water and cook on low all day. That's it! Beans are so easy and they freeze super well. You can sort them into can-sized portions, place in ziplock bags and freeze. This pound made enough beans for dinner (with leftovers) and a good-sized bagful for another meal.