Baked Beans in the slow cooker is the way to go! Once you try these, you’ll never eat them straight from the can again. Great for summer BBQs and game-day parties!
Baked Beans. I’ve always enjoyed them, but never enough to make them myself. It’s a dish I eat at other people’s gatherings, but not my own. ‘Know what I mean? This recipe, though, is a total game changer. I will be making these often. I wish I could adequately explain how delicious they are and how much better they taste than the version that gets dumped directly into a saucepan for a brief warming. This is the perfect side dish to bring to a game-day party or summer bbq. I can’t wait for an excuse to make these again!
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How Do You Make Easy Baked Beans?
Using canned beans (alongside a few other tasty ingredients) and taking advantage of my crockpot is my favorite easy way to prepare beans. There are a million ways to make beans, all the way from simply opening a can to soaking dried beans and cooking them completely from scratch. If you are looking for EASY, however, and also for something a step or two above the eating-straight-from-the-can version, you have found your recipe! Peek at my video or scroll down to the recipe below for instructions!
What Do You Put in Baked Beans?
Feel free to improvise with the “extra” ingredients because everyone enjoys baked beans in a different way. I personally feel you cannot go without adding bacon, brown sugar, onion and ketchup. I have also heard of people adding maple syrup and garic. YUM!
Are Baked Beans Good For You?
The beans themselves provide fiber and protein, although when combined with bacon and sugar I would not consider this a healthy dish. It leans to the side of indulgent comfort, which is why it is a great party food and not a weekly staple.
What Sides To Serve With Sandwiches?
Baked beans are often served as a side to a sandwich, but here are a few other great options for you! Vegetable Rice Summer Salad (this is soooo delish, you guys), Slow Cooker Veggies (these are super-duper easy) and Zucchini Fries (LOVE these). Check out my SIDES page for even more ideas!
Slow Cooker Baked Beans Recipe
- Slow Cooker
- 1 lb bacon cooked and chopped
- 15 oz kidney beans
- 30 oz pork and beans 2 cans
- 1 yellow onion chopped, substitute white onion
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tbsp mustard
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- salt/pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a large slow cooker. Mix well and cook on Low heat for 6-7 hours or High heat for 3-4 hours. Stir a few times throughout the cooking process, if possible.
3-4 hrs (High) or 6-7 hrs (Low).