Vegetarian baked beans cooked in a slow cooker make a great side dish for a barbecue, picnic or for any lunch or dinner. Beans are a great source of protein for vegetarians and this vegetarian crock pot recipe is a cinch to prepare. Just soak the beans, add everything to a crock pot or slow cooker and walk away. While your baked beans are cooking, you can make a batch of vegan cornbread or a side green salad to go with your dinner, since you'll have some much extra time on your hands!
Be sure to plan ahead if you are making this dish, as it requires soaking beans overnight before putting the ingredients into your slow cooker.
- 1 pound pinto or kidney beans
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 teaspoons white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
- 4 tablespoon ketchup
- 1/4 cup margarine
- Cover the beans with water and soak them overnight.
- Add all ingredients, including soak water, to a crock pot and stir to combine.
- Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.
If you like making homemade baked beans from scratch and you have a sweet tooth or you're cooking for kids, you might also want to try a recipe for vegetarian baked beans with pineapple. Alternatively, try one of these other easy vegetarian crock pot recipes when you want to set it and forget it:
Cooking with a slow cooker can be easy and convenient, but it's important to follow certain safety precautions. Always begin with a clean space and make sure your counter is free of any debris. Pay attention to the temperature on your slow cooker. Make sure the slow cooker is filled no more than two-thirds of the way, and avoid the temptation to open the lid, which releases heat, until you're done!
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||6 g|
|Saturated Fat||1 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||2 g|
|Dietary Fiber||16 g|