Best Ever Baked Beans (Crock Pot)

"These are a hit at my house for even those that aren't fans of baked beans. I think it's the bacon that adds the x-tra somethin somethin. Or maybe the french fried onions. This can also be done in the oven and so reduce the baking time to 1 1/2 hrs."
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Ready In:
6hrs 20mins




  • Fry bacon until it's almost done.
  • Mix all ingredients together using only 3/4 of the can of french fried onions.
  • Cut up the bacon into bite size pieces.
  • Add bacon.
  • Place crock pot on low for 6 hours
  • 1/2 hours before it's done place remaining onions on top.

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  1. puppitypup
    Oh dear, it just occurred to me why I had a problem with this dish last night. When I bought the ingredients, I assumed we were starting with dry beans. I did realize before starting that it should have been canned beans, so I cooked the beans in the pressure cooker (took about 1 1/2 hours), then put them in the crockpot with the ingredients. The end product was much too mild, but I realized this morning that I weighed the beans dry. I must have had way too high a ratio beans to other ingredients. I ended up adding more and more of the other ingredients at the end along with salt, but since they didn't have time to soak in, it tasted a little hollow - my fault, not Coffeebaristas. So sorry!
  2. Cheri 911
    Yum! These are great! I drained the beans partially, and ended up needing to add more liquid later, so next time I won't drain them. Everyone really loved these, and I'll be making them again and again. Thanks for posting!
  3. Lavender Lynn
    Bacon makes them what they are, and the crock pot does a nice job on them. Made for Top Favorites of 2009 on Breezermom's referral, and measures up to the nomination!
  4. chillin662
    I tried this recipe with dry beans and with 6 cups of water (after doing a quick soak) and added all the ingredients to a pressure cooker on medium/high heat for 5-6 hours and they turned out great. I also added 2 lbs. of ground beef for even more meat (maybe a lil too much meat lol. Next time I will add more beans to not having it being so meatiful)
  5. joann.king1
    These are now our family baked beans! We made these for Fathers Day Cook Out. These are the best beans I have ever ate. These are 5***** plus 5 more stars! I baked my bacon in the oven and this was quick and easy. My mom who is 73 years old could not believe how good this recipe is! Thanks for Posting.


  1. Laouli
    I just made these for New Years and EVERYONE RAVED ABOUT THEM!! They were SOOOOO freaking delish.. <br/>I subbed Brown Sugar for white sugar... and added just a hint less than what was called for.. I added a splash of Crown Royal Maple... and 1tsp of Cayenne Pepper.... <br/>We will DEFINITELY be making this again!!
  2. I'mPat
    These delicious beans have just finished cooking in the crockpot and even after just a mouthful I am salivating and looking forward to reheating them and having them in toasted sandwiches for lunch tomorrow. I did a few minor changes due to supply and dietary needs, used cannellini beans as we don't have navy beans and as we don't have french-fried onions I sliced up a large brown onion and fried that with the diced bacon and proceded with the recipe as follows - drained the 4 x 400 grams of beans (about 56 ounces) as I don't really care for the liquid they are preserved in and substituted the 2 cups of this liquid with 2 cups of vegetable stock and by error I used 1 cup of tomatoe sauce/ketchup instead of the 1/4 cup but it turned out to be a happy error and for dietary reasons I used 2 tablespoons of Natvia for the sugar which gave it enough sweetness for me, thank you Coffee B, made for the Aussie/Kiwi Recipe Swap #64 May 2012.



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