Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Baked Beans are a must have for your cookouts and barbecues.

Slow Cooker Baked Beans

If your family is anything like mine baked beans make a regular appearance on your dinner plates during the summer. There is just something about them that taste extra delicious paired with food cooked on a grill or slow smoked pulled pork or chicken.

I will admit I normally just pop open a can of store bought beans or if I am feeling fancy I make jazzed up baked beans. However, I am on a quest to find homemade versions of things I previously only liked store bought. I’ve found two already with smoky sriracha barbecue sauce and quick and easy homemade taco seasoning mix.

It took me a few months to get the recipe for slow cooker baked beans how I wanted. A lot of recipes I found used barbecue sauce which wasn’t exactly the flavor I was going for.

Then last week I perfected the recipe. Not too ketchupy, not overly sweet, and so scrumptious that I don’t know that we’ll ever go back to the canned baked beans.

You can also make these with home cooked dried beans instead of canned which is what I did. You’ll need 7 1/2 cups of cooked beans to equal the 5 15 ounce cans. I don’t mind using canned beans but I had the dried in my pantry so it saved me a trip to the store.

Cajun fried chicken, creamy jalapeno bacon potato salad, and cherry lemonade or sweet tea

5 from 1 vote

Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Author Micha M


  • 5 15 ounce cans great northern beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 small onion , chopped
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup water plus more if needed
  • to taste salt and pepper


  1. Add the beans in the insert of a 4 to 6 quart slow cooker

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and gently mix well

  3. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours

  4. Stir occasionally and add more water if needed

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  1. Allen Vergakis says

    5 stars
    Looks great, dear! Can’t wait to try the recipe. May God bless you and yours.

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