Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 5 hrs

This is the best baked bean recipe I've found so far! And it's done in the slow cooker so your stove and oven is open for other fixins'!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot over high heat, combine the beans with water to cover and bring to a boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, but let sit for 1 hour.
  2. Drain beans and place them in a slow cooker. (If using ham hocks, add now.)
  3. Add the onion, brown sugar, maple syrup, salt and water.
  4. Mix well, cover and cook on high setting for 4-5 hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. During the final hour of cooking, add the ketchup and mustard (if you used ham hocks, remove the ham from the hocks and discard the hocks.).
  6. Mix well and serve.


Most Helpful

Good basic recipe, but I think the salt should be left to the end while the ketchup and dry mustard should go in earlier. Adding the salt at the start increases cooking time by perhaps as much as two hours and keeps the beens from ever being truly "melting" in texture

Starfarmer December 30, 2007

These were very nice with a nice not too sweet flavor. So easy to put together too. I had to cook mine for 6 1/2 hours but it was probably my small crock pot. Next time I'll leave out the optional ham hocks. thanks for sharing.

~Nimz~ December 09, 2007

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