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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
9 hrs
additional:
8 hrs
total:
17 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Bring water to a boil, reduce heat, cover pot, and simmer until beans are slightly tender, about 1 hour.

  • Mix 4 cups water, molasses, brown sugar, salt, mustard, and pepper together in a bowl until smooth.

  • Mix beans, salt pork, and onion together in a slow cooker. Add molasses mixture and more water to cover beans if needed; stir well.

  • Cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours.

Nutrition Facts

374 calories; protein 13.5g 27% DV; carbohydrates 54g 17% DV; fat 12.4g 19% DV; cholesterol 12.2mg 4% DV; sodium 508.2mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2015
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 pot-oven baked beans for years. I did not really like them as I found them too dry. The beans made your way were so tender & moist I actually had a small second helping. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2017
I read the reviews before making this dish and since many of the reviews mentioned there was too much water I cut the amount to just cover the beans in the pot. After cooking for 8 hours I still had the water problem. I changed the heat setting from low to simmer and cooked for another 2 hours still way too much water. I drained off as much of the water as I could added about 9 ounces of Sweet Baby Ray's hickory & brown sugar barbecue sauce and cooked for another hour. It worked. I served the beans to my guests and they enjoyed them. Read More
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36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2015
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 pot-oven baked beans for years. I did not really like them as I found them too dry. The beans made your way were so tender & moist I actually had a small second helping. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2014
Wonderful! Thanks for sharing this great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/11/2015
This was more like sweet bean soup than baked beans. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/05/2016
This recipe called for far too much water! After cooking the tecommended length of time the water had still not absorbed. I ended up throwing out more than half of the water. I suggest no more than 1.5-2 cups of water for the slow cooker. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2017
I read the reviews before making this dish and since many of the reviews mentioned there was too much water I cut the amount to just cover the beans in the pot. After cooking for 8 hours I still had the water problem. I changed the heat setting from low to simmer and cooked for another 2 hours still way too much water. I drained off as much of the water as I could added about 9 ounces of Sweet Baby Ray's hickory & brown sugar barbecue sauce and cooked for another hour. It worked. I served the beans to my guests and they enjoyed them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2015
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 were delicious I left out the pork (because of allergy issues ) and still had raves. This time I'm going to make extra and attempt to can 1/2 of the batch to have at the ready this summer. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/18/2015
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2015
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! Thank you Sandy for the recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2015
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 smoke and some bbq sauce to finish the taste. Other than flavor it's great. Will use it again for sure. Read More
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