Slow-Cooked Baked Beans

Total Time

Prep: 50 min. + soaking Cook: 9 hours


8 servings

Updated: Feb. 08, 2023
My friend suggested this recipe when I needed a new dish to bring to a barbecue. It was an incredible success, and I've been making it ever since. —Jodi Caple, Cortez, Colorado
Slow-Cooked Baked Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound dried navy beans
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup dark molasses
  • 5 slices salt pork belly (about 3 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Rinse and sort beans. Place in a large saucepan; add water to cover by 2 in. Let soak, covered, overnight. Drain and rinse beans, discarding liquid.
  2. Return beans to saucepan; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil. Boil 15 minutes. Drain and rinse beans, discarding liquid.
  3. Transfer beans to a 4-qt. slow cooker. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook, covered, on low until beans are tender, 9-11 hours.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 463 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 1429mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 9g fiber), 15g protein.