Crock Pot Vegetarian Baked Beans

Crockpot vegetarian baked beans

The Spruce Eats / Anastasiia Tretiak

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 8 hrs
Soaking Time: 8 hrs
Total: 16 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
389 Calories
6g Fat
70g Carbs
18g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 389
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 193mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 26%
Dietary Fiber 16g 57%
Protein 18g
Calcium 154mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for crock pot vegetarian baked beans
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  2. Cover the beans with water and soak them overnight.

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  3. Add all ingredients, including the soak water, to a crock pot and stir to combine.

    Add ingredients
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  4. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.

    Cook on low
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  5. Serve and enjoy!

    Vegetarian baked beans
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How to Store and Freeze

  • Leftovers can be kept in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.
  • These vegetarian baked beans can be also be frozen. Just place in a freezer-safe airtight plastic container or bag. They can stay frozen for up to 2 months.