The Best Slow Cooker Baked Beans

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Craving some easy baked beans? This easy baked beans recipes is worth saving so you can make it again with the craving strikes. Thanks to Mary Younkin at the ‘Barefeet in the Kitchen’ recipe blog for sharing ‘The Best Slow Cooker Baked Beans’ recipe with us. As the name suggests, the best slow cooker easy baked beans recipe is truly the best recipe for cooking beans, because it is loaded with bacon and beef, sweetened with molasses and then slowly cooked until thick and saucy. This dish is definitely comfort food. A bowl of hot easy baked beans, especially during the winter season, is like a dream! Pair it with a piece of garlic or sourdough bread recipe, or a salad or eat it with any barbecued meat recipe on the side or just eat it on its own for lunch or dinner, anything works! These beans are cooked until tender and are so tasty, full of meat, sweet and hearty. It’s a good idea to make this dish in large volume and freeze it in batches so you can thaw and eat it whenever you want to satisfy your craving for this wonderful recipe. This best slow cooker easy baked beans recipe is fairly simple and easy to make.

Since this recipe is for baked beans in slow cooker using canned beans, we have to start with the canned beans. First, drain all the canned beans and then combine them with the remaining ingredients in the crock-pot. Leave it either on high setting for at least 4 hours or on low setting for 8 hours. The taste of molasses in this dish is so distinct and gives it a dash of sweetness without being overdone. If you prefer to eat this easy baked beans slow cooker recipe spicy then you can choose to opt out the molasses and add hot barbeque sauce instead. Throw some spicy Italian pork sausages or peppered bacon in addition to it. Change up the condiments and add spices of your choice such as paprika, black pepper, cumin powder, garlic powder or fresh garlic, etc. Hickory liquid smoke is a wonderful condiment you can add to enhance the sauce for that smoky flavour especially if adding bacon bits to this easy baked beans recipe. You can even add ground turkey, or chicken along with beef to enhance the flavours in this easy baked beans slow cooker recipe. Make it healthier by adding vegetables like celery, carrots, potatoes or even greens such as kale, spinach, etc.

Nutrition Facts of the Slow Cooker Baked Beans from Barefeet in the Kitchen

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

(per serving)

Calories 724

Calories from Fat 162

Total Fat 18.0g 28%

Saturated Fat 5.9g 29%

Cholesterol 65mg 22%

Sodium 1415mg 59%

Potassium 1528mg 44%

Carbohydrates 97.5g 33%

Dietary Fiber 20.1g 80%

Sugars 29.6g

Protein 43.6g

Vitamin A 3%

Vitamin C 11%

Calcium 15%

Iron 73%

Some good vegan options for this best slow cooker easy baked beans slow cooker recipe are either tofu or vegan sausages. They make a good meat substitute and mushrooms work just as good. Betty Crocker ‘Bac-o's Bacon Flavor Bits’ is definitely a very popular condiment and a great option for vegans. It is soy-based and has no MSG, no saturated fats and is preservative-free.

Kidney beans like most other beans are a very good source of protein, iron and fiber. In addition to lowering cholesterol, kidney beans prevent blood sugar levels and especially a good choice of food for individuals with diabetes. Kidney beans are a great meat substitute for vegetarians and also make a substantial meal. It is also fat-free food. This best slow cooker easy baked beans recipe is outstanding and makes family dinners really special. Try making some today, we strongly recommend this easy baked beans slow cooker recipe!*

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