I like to use the crockpot for cooking dried beans.
Mostly navy beans and red beans.
Ham bone (or ham hock)
1 sm package navy beans washed
3 ribs celery
salt and pepper
1 tbs of old bay seasoning
cover with water
I set it on high until everything heats up then turn to low.
I like my chili beans made with the dried red beans.
Everyone has their own recipes for making chili beans.
I make mine with beef, onion, tomato sauce, dark chili powder and garlic.
I use it for my taco filling, tostados, or over fritos. Topped with lettuce, cheese, fresh salsa (or chopped tomatoes) and sour cream.