Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Baked Beans
This is my whole foods version of baked beans that can be eaten as a main dish; a little bit tangy and a little bit sweet. Serve this with a side of greens, homemade cole slaw or a crispy salad. I like it over brown rice, but a warm loaf of baked bread or dinner rolls, and chunks of cheese would also suffice.
    Servings
    6-8 as main dish, 10-12 as side dish
    Cook Time
    HIGH 3-4 hours
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    Servings
    6-8 as main dish, 10-12 as side dish
    Cook Time
    HIGH 3-4 hours
    Meal Plan
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    Ingredients
    • 6 bacon slices, chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1/2cup honey or agave syrup
    • 1/2cup apple cider vinegar
    • 1teaspoon sea salt
    • 1teaspoon ground mustard
    • 1teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 (15 ยฝ ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1 (15 ยฝ ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen lima beans
    • 1 (15 ยฝ ounce) can black eyed peas, rinsed and drained
    Instructions
    1. Cook bacon in a skillet until crisp. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate.
    2. Reserve 1-2 tablespoons drippings and sautรฉ onions over medium high heat until tender. Add honey and the next 4 ingredients to the skillet. Bring to a boil, stirring to combine. Remove from heat and set aside.
    3. Combine bacon, beans, and peas in the bottom of a slow cooker. Mix in the onion mixture.
    4. Cover and cook for 3-4 hours on HIGH.
    Recipe Notes

    This is easy to convert to vegetarian by eliminating the bacon.

    While I recommend this as a main meal, it is a great pot luck dish to bring to a picnic or large function.

    This makes a lot of baked beans so you will have leftovers for the next day.

    A bit unconventional, but I love to put a splash of peppery vinegar sauce on top to up the flavor factor.

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