Homemade Slow Cooker Baked Beans Recipe

Slow Cooker Baked Beans
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Ratings (151)
  • Total: 8 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
386 Calories
2g Fat
78g Carbs
18g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These slow cooker navy beans are flavored with a combination of ketchup, brown sugar, and molasses along with chopped onion and seasonings. It's a very easy recipe to make in the slow cooker, and they go well with pulled pork barbecue, hot dogs, or chops.

The beans are soaked overnight. You could also use the quick-soak method described on the package of beans. If you have difficulty with beans in your slow cooker, it could be the acidic ingredients or salt, or it could be the hardness of the water or age of the beans. To avoid tough beans, simmer them on the stovetop in water until they're just tender and then drain them and add them to the slow cooker with the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for an hour or two.


  • 3 cups dried white navy beans (soaked overnight)
  • 6 strips uncooked salt pork or bacon (diced, about 4 to 6 ounces)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Homemade baked beans ingredients
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  2. Drain the soaked beans and put them in the slow cooker with the salt pork or bacon, the onion, and 8 cups of water.

    Add beans, bacon, and water to slow cooker
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  3. Cover and cook on low for about 5 to 6 hours, or until tender.

    Cook beans in slow cooker until tender
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  4. In a bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, molasses, mustard, and salt.

    Combine ketchup, mustard and sugar in bowl
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  5. Pour over the beans and stir to blend.

    Pour ketchup mixture over beans into crockpot
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  6. Continue cooking on low for 1 to 2 hours.

  7. Serve the beans with coleslaw and cornbread, if desired.

    Serve finished baked beans
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  8. Enjoy!