Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Crock Pot Baked Beans

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About Slow Cooker Baked Beans

This year for the 4th of July I took Slow Cooker Baked Beans to the party we were invited to. My friend Brandy had suggested I bring baked beans and as I always want to try recipes for Slow Cooker Mondays, I thought I’d pop it in the crock pot. I didn’t take the base with me as I figured we’d be eating right away but the minute we arrived my friend suggested I pop the crock pot in her base to keep it warm! Perfect!

Instead of most recipes that start with cans of beans, this one starts with regular dried beans that you need to soak. Of course being me I left them out on the counter in a pan (without water) the day before to remind me to soak them overnight. Of course I forgot until the next day so I soaked them for 1/2 an hour 🙂 I added some bacon to the recipe and I’m glad I did as it just gave it that little edge.

When cooking the beans make sure you watch at the end. Most dried beans recipes like this suggest 12 hour cooking but I only did mine for 8 hours and if I hadn’t looked it would have been a crispy mess.

The Verdict

It went really well with the grilled meats and other salads we had and was nice not to need the oven or stove to make them. Before you buy a can of baked beans, make these instead as they’re fresher and tastier. They had a yummy woody taste and pair well with grilling.

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Crock pot Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Baked Beans


  • 1 lb dried navy beans
  • 6 cups of water
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup of organic ketchup
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1 tsp mustard (I used the liquid dark mustard)
  • 2 TBS molasses
  • 5 rashers of bacon, cut into small pieces


  1. Soak beans in 6 cups of water overnight (or in a pinch in 1/2 an hour!)
  2. Cook beans on high for about 1 hour until soft.
  3. Drain water if there's still some left.
  4. Mix together all the ingredients in your slow cooker and stir.
  5. Cover.
  6. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4.
  7. Check every hour at the end to make sure it doesn't burn and add more water as needed using about 1/2 a cup per time.

Crock pot Baked Beans

Crock pot Baked Beans

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  1. Love the idea…making them now as time are tight for us…thank you

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