Easy Slow Cooked Baked Beans

Stay cool in the kitchen this summer with slow cooked baked beans made in a slow cooker.  They are sweet, spicy, vegetarian and super easy to make.

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Some people put their slow cookers away for the summer but I don’t. I use my slow cooker all year long. It’s a convenient way to prepare food ahead of time and forget about it until it’s time to eat.

One of our favorite summer slow cooked dishes is baked beans. The beans cook nice and slow allowing the flavors to blend together and the kitchen stays nice and cool without the oven on.

Serve  slow cooked beans as a main dish with a side salad or serve them with your favorite burger.

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This is a brief summary of the ingredients needed to make Slow Cooked Baked Beans recipe and a convenient shopping list from my Instacart affiliate link. For a printable recipe card with exact measurements and detailed instructions, scroll down to the recipe card section.

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This recipe is made with simple and wholesome ingredients and can be put together in no time.

Here is what you will need to make slow cooked baked beans



  • Slow Cooker
ingredients for slow cooked beans in a crock pot

Please note that this a list of steps to give you an idea how to make this recipe. Full details are in the recipe card below.

  1. Chop the onions, garlic and chipotle pepper
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a slow cooker
  3. Cook for 6 hours on low

Total Estimated Time to Make this Recipe: 15 Minutes PLUS 5 hours cooking time

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  • Baked beans are traditionally made with navy beans, but you can use any type of bean that you like.  I use a combination of black, kidney and navy beans.
  • Canned or dried beans can be used to make this recipe.  If you choose to use dried beans, they need to be soaked and cooked before adding them to the slow cooker with the other ingredients.
  • Substitute the chili pepper in adobo sauce with 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
  • Slow cooked baked beans are vegan, if you are a  meat lover, change them up by adding 1/2 cup of crumbled bacon.


  • The beans will be ready after cooking for 5 hours, and you can leave them on for up to 2 hours longer to keep them warm until you are ready to eat.

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Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Slow Cooked Baked Beans perfect for your next summer barbecue or pot luck. Serve them as a main course with a salad for a vegan meal.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes

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Servings: 8
Calories: 84kcal
Author: Anne
Scale this Recipe 8


  • 1 1/2 cups [black beans]
  • 1 1/2 cups[ white beans]
  • 1 1/2 cups [kidney beans]
  • 1 medium diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3/4 cup organic tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1 /2 tablespoons real maple syrup or honey
  • 1 cup vegetable broth or your favorite light craft beer
  • 1 chipotle chili pepper in adobo sauce that has been chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  • Chop the onions, garlic and chipotle chili pepper
  • Place all ingredients into a slow cooker and mix well
  • cook on low heat for 5 to 6 hours


Nutrition information is provided by Nutrifox,  an online calculator and is meant to be used for informational purposes only.  Even though I try to provide accurate information, these figures should still be considered as estimates.


Serving: 1/2 cup | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 477mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used

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