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Nov 28, 2012 05:31 AM

Bean holes & slow cookers

So John Willoughby's article in todays NYT about Maine bean holes got me thinking - as I'm about to lose my ktchen to a renovation - about applying those recipes to a slow cooker. Anyone have any good tips about how to convert recipes from oven or stove top to slow cooker?

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    1. re: Crockett67

      "This table helps you convert traditional cooking times to slow cooker times:"

      So does this one...

      (Sorry... hit the wrong reply button.)

      1. re: Crockett67

        Native Americans baked their beans by cooking them in a pot in a hole in the ground. Here's a recipe:

        1. re: Gio

          Yikes! No desire to cook beans that way! *Hugs slow cooker and pressure cooker*

        2. re: Crockett67

          To learn about "Maine bean holes, see the article, available at