Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Baked Beans are a delicious and easy made-from-scratch side dish that tastes fantastic next to your favorite burger.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 8 minutes
Total Time 9 hours 23 minutes
Servings 10 cups
Author Garnish & Glaze


  • 3 cups dried navy beans
  • 1 pound bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 onion
  • 1 green bell pepper optional
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 4 cups vegetable broth


  • Rinse the beans and then soak overnight (at least 8 hours) or boil for 1 hour. Drain and then add to the slow cooker.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon, onion, and bell pepper (optional) over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until bacon fat renders enough to soften the onion.
  • Stir in the salt, mustard, black pepper, cayenne pepper, tomato sauce, brown sugar, and molasses and then add it all to the slow cooker with the beans. Mix in the vegetable broth and then cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until beans are tender.
  • If you want the sauce thicker, let the beans cook on high uncovered for the last 30 minutes.