Slow-Cooker Potluck Beans

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours


12 servings

Updated: Aug. 23, 2023
It was the morning of our family potluck and I still needed something to take. I threw together this recipe while drinking my morning coffee. By the end of the gathering, the beans were all gone and someone had even washed the slow cooker for me! —Mary Anne Thygesen, Portland, Oregon
Slow-Cooker Potluck Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) butter beans
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) navy beans


  1. In a greased 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker, mix first 4 ingredients. Rinse and drain beans; stir into coffee mixture. Cook, covered, on low until flavors are blended, 4-5 hours.

Can you freeze Slow-Cooker Potluck Beans?

Freeze cooled beans in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a covered saucepan, stirring occasionally; add water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 243 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 538mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 10g fiber), 14g protein.

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