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.
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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Every Monday I host Slow Cooker Mondays and I find a new crock pot recipe to test for you and then present. It’s real meals for real Mums and here is a roundup of my 10 Crock Pot Recipes of 2013
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