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


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
9 hrs
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
17 hrs 10 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package dried navy beans

  • 4 cups water, or more as needed

  • ½ cup molasses

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¾ teaspoon dry mustard

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ pound salt pork, thinly sliced

  • 1 onion, sliced


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

374 Calories
12g Fat
54g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 374
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 508mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 14g 50%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 136mg 10%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 999mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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