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Crock-Pot baked beans being scooped up with a spoon

Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours 6 minutes
Total Time: 9 hours 21 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 513kcal
Author: Melanie
These made-from-scratch Crock Pot Baked Beans are simple to make, loaded with bacon, and are the perfect side for a barbecue.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups dried navy beans
  • 1 pound bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced, optional
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth

Instructions

  • Rinse the beans and then soak overnight (at least 8 hours) or boil for 1 hour. Drain and then add to the slow cooker.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon, onion, and bell pepper (optional) over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until bacon fat renders enough to soften the onion.
  • Stir in the salt, mustard, black pepper, cayenne pepper, tomato sauce, brown sugar, and molasses and then add it all to the slow cooker with the beans. Mix in the broth and then cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until beans are tender. Stir occasionally if possible.
  • If you want the sauce thicker, let the beans cook on high uncovered for the last 30 minutes

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 1623mg | Potassium: 1167mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 5mg