Slow-Cooker Baked Beans

Typically made with bacon, these vegetarian slow-cooked beans are the perfect balance of sweet and savory. Molasses and brown sugar provide sweetness, while tomato, mustard and Worcestershire sauce add savoriness. Serve these beans as a side at any potluck or barbecue.

a recipe photo of the Slow Cooker Baked Beans served in bowls
Photo: Ali Redmond
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 10 mins


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans no-salt-added navy beans, rinsed

  • cup no-salt-added tomato sauce

  • ½ cup diced medium onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup molasses

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoons yellow mustard

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • teaspoon salt

  • Pinch of cayenne pepper


  1. Combine beans, tomato sauce, onion, garlic, molasses, brown sugar, tomato paste, Worcestershire, mustard, paprika, salt and cayenne in a 3 1/2-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on High until the beans are tender and the sauce has thickened, about 3 hours.


3 1/2-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

139 Calories
29g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size about 1/2 cup
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 13g
Added Sugars 11g 22%
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 166IU 3%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 4mcg 1%
Vitamin K 1mcg 1%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 75mg 18%
Potassium 493mg 10%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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