Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tempt My Tummy Crock Pot Baked Beans

You haven't tried a good baked bean until you have made them from scratch. Canned baked beans have nothing on them. Really. And because they are made in the crock pot they are very easy! AND because it's getting nice out....don't you want to BBQ this weekend?

This is enough food to feed 8-10 as a side dish. I always double the recipe and often freeze a bunch so we have them handy for quick weekday dinners. Feel free to use soaked dried beans.

Crock Pot Baked Beans

3 cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 medium onions, chopped finely
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp dried mustard
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 pound of bacon - I use cheap bacon as most if it gets thrown away.

Drain and rinse your beans, and add them to the crock pot. Add onion and brown sugar. Pour in the molasses and ketchup. Add spices. Stir to combine.Lay slices of uncooked bacon over the top of the beans.Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours, or high for about 4. I discard the bacon after cooking, but you could salvage the meaty parts and leave them in there.

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  1. wow, that looks so yummy! i can't wait to try that! its a perfect recipe for us, as we grill out A LOT in the summer, and love to have friends over to eat. thanks so much for sharing!

  2. i've been looking for crockpot baked bean recipe...! this looks yummy!

  3. That sounds good... I might have to try that tomorrow.

  4. Looks great, I love recipes for my crock pot

  5. Those sound great. I made some crock pot baked beans, a while back and it was NOT a good recipe. SO, I am SO GLAD to have your recipe. It looks MUCH better!Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

  6. This sounds delish. Hubs would love it!!!!

  7. I'm so loving my crock pot these days... I'll for sure try this!

  8. I was just looking for a crock pot bean recipe, looks like I found one!

  9. My husband does not like baked beans but I think he would love these. I'm going to try this. Thank you for sharing.

  10. I love baked beans, this recipe sounds like a winner, thank you for sharing :)

    And welcome to Slow Cooking Thursdays, so glad you're joining us :)

  11. Thanks so much for posting to Crock Pot Wednesday at Dining With Debbie. I am looking forward to more great recipes and ideas from you. Thanks a bunch!

  12. We love home made beans too. Interesting you use kidney beans so do I but I also mix in many different types such as pinto and black beans. Mom always use big dried limas that she cooked for hers~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  13. Have you tried with pork n beans?

  14. You could use any kind of meat to flavor the beans.