Thursday, September 4, 2008

Slow Cooking Thursday

Slow Cooker Baked Beans

1 pound dry white beans
8 cups water
4 ounces diced salt pork
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup molasses
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

The night before, combine the Great Northern Beans and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 1/2 hours. Pour beans and their liquid into a bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, drain off liquid, reserving 1 cup. Pour beans and the reserved liquid into the slow cooker. Stir in the salt pork, onion, molasses, brown sugar, mustard and pepper. Cover, and cook on Low for 12 to 14 hours. Stir before serving.

8 servings

These are very good! I'm going to try and substitute some other type of beans. I'm just worried that other beans might break down too much during the cooking time. Maybe lower the cooking time? What do you think?

For more Slow Cooking Thursday recipes stop by Sandra's blog and check them out, there are tons of recipes on her site also.


Renee said...

This sounds delicious! I haven't made baked beans in the crockpot but I'll have to try it out soon. Thanks for sharing.


Lynn said...

This sounds good.

Sandra said...

I LOVE baked beans, I have bookmarked this recipe :)

Anonymous said...

This looks good. Thanks for sharing.


The Apron Queen said...

Sounds wonderful. And delicious! And even better yet, EASY!

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Pennies In My Pocket said...

I've never done beans in the slow cooker....I think I should now! Sounds so great!


kadezmom said...


Sounds perfect. Our high on MONDAY is 60. Now, it's been between 60 and 70 all week, but MAXED out at 60. I'm going to need to make some nice, warm, cozy, crockpotty goodness.

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Have a great weekend.