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Slow Cooker Baked Beans Recipe

These traditional baked beans have a nice blend of flavors and a thick pleasant sauce. They were a hit at our son's wedding.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours + standing Bake: 3 hours YIELD:16-18 servings


  • 2 pounds dry navy beans
  • 4 quarts water
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1/2 pound bacon or salt pork, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon salt


  • 1. Place beans in Dutch oven or soup kettle; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans, discarding liquid. Return beans to dutch oven; add 4 qts. water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until the beans are almost tender. Drain and reserve liquid. Combine beans with the remaining ingredients. Transfer to two ungreased 2-1/2-qt. baking dishes or bean pots. Add 1-1/2 cups reserved cooking liquid to each casserole; stir to combine. Cover and bake at 300° for 3 hours or until beans are tender and reach desired consistency, stirring every 30 minutes. Add reserved cooking liquid during baking as needed. Yield: 16-18 servings.

Recipe Note

Tip: If several batches are needed, cook and serve in an electric roaster for convenience.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 268 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 729mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 13g fiber), 13g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 9, 2017

"After preparing the beans, I threw all the other ingredients into a crock pot and finished them that way. They were quite delicious. I love that the molasses flavor comes through."

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"I have made this reciepe many times and they are always hit even with my son who claims to hate beans"

Reviewed May. 8, 2013

"I made these beans for a family party and everyone loved them. the only thing I changed was I added a little more molasses then the recipe called for."

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