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
Author: Garnish and Glaze
3cupsdried navy beans
1poundbacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1green bell pepper, optional
115 ounce can tomato sauce
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.