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The Best Slow Cooker Baked Beans (Dad's Recipe)

Rated as 4.04 out of 5 Stars
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"This recipe was handed down from my dad. I adjusted it to go into the slow cooker. It's a lot easier. Just set it and forget it."
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Ingredients

17 h 10 m servings 374
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Place the navy beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight. Drain and transfer beans to a pot; add enough water to cover beans.
  2. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat, cover pot, and simmer until beans are slightly tender, about 1 hour.
  3. Mix 4 cups water, molasses, brown sugar, salt, mustard, and pepper together in a bowl until smooth.
  4. Mix beans, salt pork, and onion together in a slow cooker. Add molasses mixture and more water to cover beans if needed; stir well.
  5. Cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours.

Footnotes

  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 374 calories; 12.4 54 13.5 12 508 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Thank you for the recipe, Sandy. I have to admit to changing some ingredients to meet family likes, but did really appreciate that the recipe was done in the slow cooker. We have done the bean...

Most helpful critical review

This was more like sweet bean soup than baked beans.

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Thank you for the recipe, Sandy. I have to admit to changing some ingredients to meet family likes, but did really appreciate that the recipe was done in the slow cooker. We have done the bean...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

This was more like sweet bean soup than baked beans.

I've been searching for years for a recipe that would taste and look like my grandmother's baked beans and this is pretty much it! I've made so many pots of beans in the oven and crockpot that d...

Delicious!!

Excellent baked beans! After reading some reviews I was a bit concerned, 4 cups of water... no tomatoes or ketchup?? But my sons say they are the best yet. Slow cooker for 10 hours... perfect! ...

Wonderful! Because of food allergies I haven't had baked beans in years. When I was asked to bring "baked beans" to a gathering I searched to control the ingredients and make them myself. These ...

I'm in the process of using this recipe. I forgot about using one pound of beans and the sauce was watery. I added more beans and it thickened right up. I'm going to add a little bit of liquid s...

I did not care for this recipe.