There is just something about old fashioned recipes that bring a smile to my face and fill my tummy up! These Old Fashioned Crock Pot Baked Beans from Gooseberry Patch’s Busy-Day Slow Cooking do just that!
Aunt Lou here.
I love baked beans, so at any church pitch-in, I bring baked beans. While I usually rely on a can of good ol’ Bush’s Baked Beans (who did not sponsor this post btw, I just love ’em), I was super excited to try and make these Old Fashioned Crock Pot Baked Beans from scratch. Who knew it would be so easy?!
Old Fashioned Crock Pot Baked Beans Notes:
- I actually made this recipe twice. The first time I made them, I was worried because the beans were not covered in water the entire cooking time. So, I added more. Do. Not. Do. This. It really messed them up. Soooo, I made them again without my worry-wart ways. 🙂
- I just got a new toy! So, I decided to try it out on this recipe. “What is this new toy?” you ask…it is non other than a Hamilton Beach Multi-Quart Right Size Slow Cooker! You see, I was needing a new smaller slow cooker, but I wanted a programmable one. They are a little more than I was wanting to spend, however, I found this multi-quart bad boy! Not only was it cheaper, it is made so I can use it as a 2-quart, 4-quart or 6-quart all with on crock! How cool is that?! I used it on the 4-quart setting for these Old Fashioned Crock Pot Baked Beans, and it worked like a dream!
- 2 cups dried Great Northern Beans rinsed and sorted
- 5 cups water
- 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3-1/4 cup brown sugar packed (choose which measurement you want based on your own personal preference)
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/4 cup molasses
Put your dried beans in your crock pot
Pour your water on top
Add in your finely chopped onion and salt
Cover and cook on high for 8-10 hours (mine were good at 8 hours)
Drain your beans reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid
Put your beans back in your crock pot along with your reserved cooking liquid and remaining ingredients
Gently stir it all until well combined
Cover and cook on high for an additional hour
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