Homemade Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Baked Beans Recipe: once you’ve tried homemade baked beans you’ll never want to go back to the canned version again.
Slow Cooker Baked Beans Recipe: once you've tried homemade baked beans you'll never want to go back to the canned version again.

This Slow Cooker Baked Beans Recipe is a favourite of mine.  They are sweet, and a little spicy, and definitely worth making from scratch.

A few years ago, we were at ribfest, and my husband ordered ribs that came with a side of baked beans. I didn’t dislike baked beans, but they weren’t on my fav. list either. Until, I tried homemade ones. They were sweet and spicy and awesome.

Since ribfest is only once a year, it seemed like a good idea to try and make some at home. I’ve made these many times, and tweaked them a little to perfect them. I like them sweet, but if you don’t like them too sweet, reduce the sugar. I also like a little spice so there’s a tsp of chili flakes in these, but you can adjust it up or down depending on your taste. They’d be great with fresh hot peppers in them too.

Homemade Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Baked Beans Recipe

Slow Cooker Baked Beans Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 hours
Total Time 11 hours 15 minutes


  • 3 cups dry navy beans
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp dry mustard
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 green or red pepper, chopped


  1. Soak your beans overnight in water.
  2. Rinse beans, and boil in water an hour.
  3. In the slow cooker, combine ketchup, water, molasses, onion, dry mustard, salt, chilli flakes, brown sugar, maple syrup, and pepper with the drained cooked beans.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours, stirring occasionally if possible, but not necessary.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 866mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 8gSugar: 30gProtein: 12g
If you’re a fan of baked beans and never tried a homemade version you are going to love these -and they’re really easy to make in the  slow cooker. We’ve made these a few times to go with ribs, and this week I made them for fajita night. It got me thinking that they’d be an awesome make ahead for a camping trip, just make them at home and re-heat on the camp stove.  They’re pretty much awesome any time really.

How to make Baked Beans in a slow cooker

With this slow cooker baked beans recipe, life really is a party.

You might also like our Homemade BBQ Sauce recipe here.

Also check out our  Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning recipe here.

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No Cook Homemade Hot Sauce: Make this sauce in minutes in your blender and enjoy the hot tangy homemade hot sauce. The perfect Homemade Father's Day gift.


  1. I have been looking for a good bake beans recipe and this fits the bill. Can’t wait to make these. Thank you for the wonderful recipe

  2. Hi Amy, I’ve actually never tried freezing this. I think it would be fine though. If you try it, let us know how it goes.
    Best of luck,

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