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Slow-Cooker Vegan Baked Beans

This version of vegan baked beans doesn't need an oven. The slow cooker makes it the ultimate hands-off party dish. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Slow-Cooker Spinach Bean Soup

This navy bean soup is heartwarming comfort food at its best. It's my signature soup that I make for my...


Easy Portuguese-Style Bean Soup

1 review

One day I was looking at Portuguese recipes and decided to put together a bean soup that embraced the bright...


Green Chile Chicken Chili

30 reviews

The prep work for this chili is easy thanks to several pantry staples. It’s loaded with shredded chicken and beans....


Smoky Baked Beans

19 reviews

They’ll be standing in line for this saucy bean recipe, full of campfire flavor. A variation on colorful calico beans,...

Navy Bean Vegetable Soup

19 reviews

My family likes bean soup, so I came up with this hearty, hammed-up version. The leftovers freeze well for first-rate...


Slow-Cooker Potluck Beans

It was the morning of our family potluck, and I still needed something to take. I threw together this recipe...

Six-Bean Chili

When it's cold and frosty outside, this meatless chili is sure to warm you up. It's packed with fiber, protein...


Georgian Bay Baked Beans

My dressed-up baked beans are always a hit at barbecues and potlucks. If you can, prepare them a day ahead:...


Tangy Cranberry Beans

1 review

Whenever I take these beans to barbecues, they’re always eaten up right away. —Wendie Osipowicz, New Britain, Connecticut


Slow-Cooked Baked Beans

3 reviews

My friend suggested this recipe when I needed a new dish to bring to a barbecue. It was an incredible...

Brenda’s Baked Beans

5 reviews

When I was a kid, my mom made baked beans all the time. Sometimes we'd turn this side into a...


Slow-Cooked Boston Beans

4 reviews

These slow-cooked beans have a little more zip than usual Boston baked beans, and the rum helps lighten the flavor....


Sweet & Hot Baked Beans

6 reviews

Baked beans belong at a barbecue. They're sweet with heat when you add pineapple and jalapenos. — Robin Haas, Cranston,...


Boston Baked Beans

9 reviews

Simmered in molasses, these slow-cooker Boston baked beans are perfect to take to your next potluck. The sauce is sweet,...


Barbecued Beans

2 reviews

Most members of my family would agree that no picnic is complete until these delicious beans have made their appearance....

Lime Navy Bean Chili

5 reviews

A lip-smacking touch of lime flavors Connie Thomas’s low-fat but filling family favorite. “I love relying on my slow cooker,”...