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Slow Cooker Baked Beans in a white dish.

Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Homemade Baked Beans are tasty, inexpensive, and filling. They are great for parties and even the kids love them!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 273kcal


  • 1 pound dried navy beans picked over and soaked overnight (see notes)
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 pound bacon chopped
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Drain beans well. In small bowl, whisk together ketchup, brown sugar, and molasses.
  • In the bottom of a slow cooker, add beans, water, bacon, celery, and onion. Add sauce and stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours or LOW for 8 to 10 hours, or until beans are tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


To soak beans: Add 4 quarts water to a large bowl and add beans. Soak at least 8 hours or overnight.
To quick soak beans: Place 1 pound of rinsed beans in a large saucepan and cover with 3 inches of water. Bring to a boil. Boil rapidly for 5 minutes, then remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 1 hour.
To make beans in a bean pot, preheat the oven to 250°F.  In a medium sauce pan, combine beans and 1/4 tsp. baking soda.  Cover with water, bring to a boil, and simmer for 3 minutes.  Drain the beans and place in a bean pot. Add remaining ingredients and bake 5 hours.


Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 521mg | Potassium: 702mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 3mg