Homemade Slow Cooker Baked Beans

    6 hours

    A good, homemade recipe for baked beans in a slow cooker. Serve as a side dish, or as a meal in itself.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 700g dry white beans
    • 500g ham hocks
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1/2 cup (155g) packed brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) maple syrup
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) tomato sauce
    • 2 tablespoons mustard

    Preparation:1hour  ›  Cook:5hours  ›  Ready in:6hours 

    1. In a large pot over high heat, combine the beans with water to cover and bring to a boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat but let sit for 1 hour. Drain beans and place them in a slow cooker. Add the ham hocks, onion, brown sugar, maple syrup, salt and water.
    2. Mix well, cover and cook on high setting for 4 to 5 hours, stirring occasionally. During the final hour of cooking, add the tomato sauce and mustard, remove the ham from the hocks and discard the hocks. Mix well and serve.

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    I read all of the reviews first and went with using one 16oz package of beans. I boiled for a while and probably went over 10 mins and let them sit a little over an hour. I just took my time about it. I started the crockpot at 12:30 on High and the beans were perfect by 4:30. Right amount of sauce too and never added more water. I still stayed casual and finished the recipe with the final steps and ingreds and went another hour on low for fear I've over cook them. These are professonal, afordable, and gormet-looking and tasting! This recipe is what your teen boys will brag to their future wives about! No can will ever compare. These are a wow! I will memorize this one!  -  11 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I love this recipe! I soak the beans over night in 48 oz of water for at least 12 hours. I do not do the boiling technique at all. It turns out excellent. I think we all need to remember that our crock pots are different heat and different ages. So cook until yours are done. I had some leftover ham last time and did not use the ham hocks just added the ham chuncked at the beginning. I do use Heinz Cocktail Sauce instead of plain Ketchup and a nice deli brown mustard. Gives it great flavor. I have made these three times now and Love them! I even use low calorie maple syrup because that is what I have in the house.  -  21 Apr 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a 5 star with the caveat that a slow cooker is for cooking food slowly! I started this recipe in the early evening by boiling the rinsed beans on the stove then transfered them (with original water) into the crockpot. My father has always insisted you never throw away the water you cook your beans in. I used bacon instead of hamhocks and I added 4 garlic cloves. I think my quantity of beans was close to 4 or 5 cups, all said, my 1 gallon crockpot was full to the lid. I cooked them on high until I went to bed. I had to watch my water level in the first few hours and did fine just adding more as needed. I cannot imagine this recipe working with the prescribed amount! The beans were ready the following evening. They totally hit the spot for us particularly since we cannot get canned baked beans here. I had been craving Bush's baked beans for weeks and these definitely worked. Now if only we could find some kielbasa, LOL!  -  02 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)