I could not find a baked beans recipe that everyone liked. So I started putting a few different ones together and I came up with this.

Jaeme
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place beans in a large pot and cover with plenty of water. Cover pot with a lid and soak beans for 8 hours or overnight. Drain and fill pot with fresh water.

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  • Cook beans over medium heat until tender, about 1 hour. Drain beans, reserving the water for later use.

  • Place beans, ketchup, ham, 1 1/2 cup water, brown sugar, molasses, onion powder, mustard, salt, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and 1 cup reserved bean water in a slow cooker. Add more bean water as needed if beans get too dry.

  • Cook on Low for 7 to 9 hours.

Cook's Note:

You can also cook on High for 4 to 5 hours.

Nutrition Facts

301.8 calories; protein 16g 32% DV; carbohydrates 51.3g 17% DV; fat 4.7g 7% DV; cholesterol 10.6mg 4% DV; sodium 1185.3mg 47% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2012
Good recipe but I made a few changes. I simmered the beans for 1.5 hrs and put in my crock pot. Then I used some fried bacon instead of ham crumbled and no molasses but a little more brown sugar. All else the same. Cooked on low overnight in my crock pot about 10 hrs. Had to add a little more water to thin. Delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/28/2014
I left out the ketchup and used real onions. It needs to bake it in a slow oven in order to give it time to dry out the water you just cannot rush making beans from scratch! Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2012
Good recipe but I made a few changes. I simmered the beans for 1.5 hrs and put in my crock pot. Then I used some fried bacon instead of ham crumbled and no molasses but a little more brown sugar. All else the same. Cooked on low overnight in my crock pot about 10 hrs. Had to add a little more water to thin. Delicious! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2013
Loved the recipe- changed a few things- fried one onion and green pepper with 2 cloves of garlic- added this to the slow cooker. I also add one can of tomato paste to reduce the ketchup. Reduced brown sugar to 1/4 cup. Instead of boiling the beans, i just cooked them longer in the slow cooker- 8 hours on high. Turned out perfect Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2012
Delicious been searching can stop now. I simmered the beans for a hour the night before left it sitting overnight. Changed water simmer again for hour. They were soft and yummy. A bit sweet for me so next time will cut down the brown sugar and maybe add some bacon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2014
I made mine a little bit differently using a full 2 small bags of navy beans and I soaked fro 6 hours first, I added the rest of the ingredients, but I used 1/2 cup of molasses, I baked for 5 hours in a crock pot, and then I turned the crock off. Next day ( game day )I continued to bake for another 6 hours on low, and then I added about 2 tsp salt. ALL the excess liquid had been absorbed, the beans were tender. Now I hate beans, I always have, but these were very good, and THEEEEEE hit at the super bowl party at the local VFW! GREAT recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2012
I loved this recipe!I did change somethings. I used canned beans instead.I did use the liquid from them and next time I will rinse them before using them. I omitted the ham. I still cooked them all day in the crock pot. This recipe was a winner with my family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2012
VERY GOOD and EASY!!!! Thank you so much!!! Mash them up a bit to become like the old style "Grandma Brown's home baked beans" in a can! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2017
delicious! I used home made diced bacon in place of ham and was very happy with the results. it says 7 to 9 hrs in slow cooker on low...give it the full 9 hours with the last hour on high for tender soft beans. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/28/2014
I left out the ketchup and used real onions. It needs to bake it in a slow oven in order to give it time to dry out the water you just cannot rush making beans from scratch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2013
Easy and good Read More