Cooking Time:10 hours
Ingredients6 c. navy beans (dried navy beans)
3 c. ketchup
3 c. water
1/2 c. molasses
1 onion (diced)
2 T. dry mustard
1 T. salt
12 bacon, strips
2 c. brown sugar (packed)
When I make Slow Cooker Homemade Baked Beans, they bring back some childhood memories of when my parents had their famous BBQ’s! Great times!
- Prepare the navy beans according to package. Soaking over night helps soften the bean as well as clean them.
- Partially cook 12 strips bacon; pat dry and cut up into small pieces.
- Combine in your slow cooker ALL of the ingredients.
- Cover. Cook on Low for 10 hours.
Serve hot or chilled!
For over 400 more recipes, click here to get my eBook “Get Crocked: The Definitive Guide to Slow Cooking”
do you really mean twelve cups of molasses???
Hi Joey, I am so sorry, I just hate it when I have a typo, but truly appreciate you posting, I have updated the recipe! Happy Crocking!
Hi there. These look delicious. I would like to make them tomorrow. When you say prepare beans according to package directions- do you mean soak overnight, then boil or just soak overnight? I was just going to soak and then add to crock pot. Just wanted to clarify. I’m so excited to have these and don’t want to mess them up!!
Yes Danielle, wash them and soak them overnight. I would also wash them one last time before adding to the slow cooker, but not need to cook them as they will cook in the slow cooker. Enjoy Danielle, and Happy Crocking!
Thank you! The flavor on these was delicious but they took so much longer than 10 hours to cook!! I’m not sure why! I soaked them overnight and then proceeded with the recipe as stated. They were just tender at about 13 hours on low! Yikes!
Wow Danielle, so sorry! But so glad they were delicious for you!
Can I half this recipe? I don’t know if my crock pot is big enough for the full recipe
Absolutely Melissa! This recipe serves a lot of people, so cutting this recipe in half would still serve 7-8 people. Enjoy and Happy Crocking!
Does it matter on the brown sugar? Dark or light? I want to make these for the 4th of July!!
Hi Lori it does not matter, some believe the dark brown sugar is a little richer flavor than the light brown, but with the molasses will add richness too, so the light brown sugar will work fine too with this recipe. Thanks for the question, and Happy Crocking! 🙂
FYI for high elevation folks: I have lived in Denver for 4 years and finally succeeded making beans! The trick is distilled water over night, a hard boil and then a simmer. It’s a process, but soooo good and worth it!
I live in MA..Teri is right. Took me forever to figure it out..soak them in distilled water or they will never get soft.
Im so sad and disappointed. I followed the instructions to a T, 10 hours in the crockpot on low and my beans are still hard as a rock, the liquid tastes burnt, and the beans are white, like they refuse to soak up the liquid! Totally sucks. I was really looking forward to having these for dinner tonight. Guess I need a plan B!
Nikki I am so sorry these did not turn out for you. Did you soak them overnight before putting them in the slow cooker? This is really a key step in preparing beans.
Hi Can i freeze this recipe?.
You can Christine! 🙂
I’m really disappointed with this recipe – I followed it to a T and it turned out terribly. The beans weren’t quite tender enough, even though I soaked them overnight, and the sauce was greasy and tasted burned.
I’m not sure what happened Amanda, as this is really a good recipe. When you say the sauce is greasy, did you pat the bacon dry and remove the grease from the bacon, as I would think this would be the only thing that would make it greasy. I’m sorry for your disappointment. You may want to test your slow cooker to see if it is crocking properly. I’ve had one of my slow cookers recalled, so this may also be a place to check with the manufacturer. How to test your slow cooker: http://www.examiner.com/article/how-to-test-the-temperature-of-your-slow-cooker