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Top down shot of a bowl of slow cooker baked beans with some parsley garnish.

Slow Cooker Baked Beans Recipe

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


Slow Cooker Baked Beans Recipe – a delicious, flavorful and easy slow cooker baked bean recipe that is perfect for a crowd and your next cookout!


  • 34 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • (2) 15oz cans pinto beans, drained
  • 15oz can great northern beans, drained
  • 3/4 cup bbq sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (sub brown sugar)
  • 3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoons stone ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon smoked garlic powder (reg. garlic powder works)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked onion powder (reg. onion powder works)
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire 


  1. Bring a large cast iron skillet to medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until fat has rendered. Remove bacon from pan and place on a paper-towel lined plate. Leave 2-3 tablespoons of rendered bacon fat in the pan, discard any excess. 
  2. In the same hot pan add the garlic, onion and green bell pepper. Sauté for 2-4 minutes or until onion and pepper have softened a bit. 
  3. To the slow cooker add the onion mixture, bacon pieces, pinto beans, great northern beans, bbq sauce, ketchup, coconut sugar, apple cider vinegar, yellow mustard, stone ground mustard, garlic powder, onion powder and worcestershire sauce. Stir to combine. 
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH 3-4 hours or LOW 4-6 hours. 


  • Bacon: I love using a smokey, thick cut bacon here!
  • BBQ Sauce: a sweet + smokey is my recommended store-bought option, but you can also use a homemade bbq sauce.
  • Coconut Sugar: you can sub in brown sugar here if you prefer.
  • Storage: store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


  • Serving Size: 6oz
  • Calories: 108
  • Sugar: 6.2 g
  • Sodium: 124.2 mg
  • Fat: 1.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.6 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.3 mg