These are so delicious- I just used a whole pound of black beans and doubled everything. And I cooked them on the stovetop in a cast iron pot instead of the crockpot but i'm sure it would work great.
8 Oz. dried black beans (1 1/3 c.)
1 tsp. salt
1 medium onion, quartered
1/2 sweet green pepper, chopped
1/4 c. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed but I left whole
1 small bay leaf
1/8 tsp. oregano, crushed
Rinse the beans in water and add to a slow cooker and soak overnight in 4 cups of water. Using the same water in the morning, add other ingredients and cook on low for about 8-10 hours. Taste and add more salt the last hour of cooking if needed. Test for doneness by pinching a bean- if it is soft and splits it is done. Serve with shredded cheese, on top of rice, or in tacos/enchiladas.