Total Time
10hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 hrs

If you want rich and creamy baked beans like grandma use to make, you need to do a little more than just dump them in a slow cooker and forget about them! To perk up the flavor after slow cooking, add a bit more molasses, mustard and vinegar. Recipe from Cook's Country!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain beans and transfer to a large Dutch oven.
  2. Add 8 cups water, baking soda, and bay leaves.
  3. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, skimming off any foam that rises to the top.
  4. Boil 15 minutes.
  5. Drain beans and transfer to slow cooker, discarding bay leaves.
  6. While beans are cooking in Dutch oven, score fatty side of salt portk and cut into 2 pieces.
  7. Place scored side down in medium non-stick skillet over medium heat and cook until fat is rendered, 8 to 10 minutes.
  8. Turn salt pork over, add onions and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  9. Tranfer to slow cooker.
  10. Stir in 1/4 cup molasses, brown sugar and boiling water into slow cooker.
  11. To help retain the heat near the bottom, cover beans with a piece of aluminum foil, then cover the slow cooker with the lid.
  12. Cook on Low for 10 to 12 hours (on high 5-6 hours); until beans are tender and creamy.
  13. Turn off the slow cooker and remove lid and foil.
  14. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons molasses, mustard and vingear and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  15. Cover slow cooker with lid and let beans sit until sauce is slightly thickened; 15 to 20 minutes.