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THE Best Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Looking for a killer recipe for Slow Cooker Baked Beans? Look no farther! These hands down are the best homemade baked beans you'll taste, and the slow cooker makes them so convenient!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Slower Cooker Baked Beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 40 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 212 kcal
Author Yvonne


  • 1 lb. dried navy beans rinsed and picked over
  • 1 lb. dried small red beans rinsed and picked over
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 3 c. water
  • 6 slices thick cut bacon cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 c. celery finely diced
  • 1 c. onion finely diced
  • 1 c. ketchup
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp. molasses
  • 4 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar


  1. In a large bowl, combine beans and 4 qt water. Add the salt and soak at least 8 hours or overnight. Drain well and pour into slow cooker.

  2. Add 3 c. water. Cover and cook on high for 6 hours or until beans are tender.

  3. In a medium sauté pan cook bacon until just about crispy. Dry on paper towel. Drain most of the grease, reserving about a tbsp. Add celery and onion to grease and cook until translucent.

  4. Add bacon, celery, & onion to the slow cooker. 

  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together ketchup, brown sugar, molasses and honey. Mix well and add seasonings and vinegar. Pour into the slow cooker and stir to combine. Cook an additional 30 minutes to heat throughout.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Culinary Hill

Nutrition Facts
THE Best Slow Cooker Baked Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 577mg25%
Potassium 523mg15%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.