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

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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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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    9 hrs

    17 hrs 10 mins


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

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Jan 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.

Oct 12, 2014

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!


5 Ratings

May 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.

Apr 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.

May 18, 2015

I did not care for this recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 374 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 54 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 13.9 g
  • 56%
  • Protein
  • 13.5 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 508 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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