Good beans. As others have said, you may have to adjust timing or water as everyone's slow cooker is different. I adjusted the water a lot; I put several inches of water above the beans and then had to add more in while soaking. I did not drain the beans before putting in the slow cooker. This did make for rather soupy beans while cooking in the slow cooker, but eliminated the need to add water back in to the cooker while they were cooking away. I also waited to add the meat (I just used cooked and chopped bacon pieces) until about 4 hours into the cooking process. I didn't have maple syrup, so I used maple flavoring and honey. I'm not sure that adding salt up front means beans won't cook or not, but I prefer to add seasonings like that at the end--so hard to adjust down! So, I waited to add the salt and pepper with the mustard and ketchup at the end. I had a 2 pound, so 32 ounce, bag of pinto beans (no navy or Great Northern beans at Target) and per hubs this needed another 1/2 cup of brown sugar at the end to bring it to his preferred sweetness, as the only adjustment I made for the increased beans was the water. I did have to keep the lid off halfway for the last 1 or 2 hours of cooking to bring the liquid down. All told, we ended up with about 5 meals (there are two of us) of baked beans, so I froze three of them for another time, and it cooked for about 8 hours on high. Thanks for sharing!
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Good beans. As others have said, you may have to adjust timing or water as everyone's slow...