Slow Cooker Baked Beans
Ok confession time! Solal and I LOVE canned baked beans. You know, the full-of-sugar-but-very-delicious kind? The brand’s name starts with an H and the cans are turquoise? Yep, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Now, for someone who claims to eat real and unprocessed food, this is quite ironic. But what can I say? I’m only human and they know how to make this stuff very addictive, don’t they?! I never stock on them to make sure it’s exceptional, but once in a while we have them for brunch and we enjoy them thoroughly.?
But truly, I’m all about unprocessed and real food (yes, for real!) so I thought I should simply make baked beans at home! That way, I know exactly what goes in it and in my experience, homemade dishes are usually 10 times better than their store-bough equivalent.
Homemade baked beans are ridiculously easy to make. It does take some time because you need to soak the beans overnight and cook them for about 8 hours but it’s mostly inactive time.
Now let’s be clear. Homemade baked beans do not taste like canned baked beans. At all. The flavors and texture are very different but in my opinion, homemade baked beans are more interesting and very comforting.
Give them a try, and let me know what you think! Enjoy 🙂
Cal: 393 - Protein: 23.4g - Fat: 6.5g - Carbs: 62.5g - Fiber: 12g - Sugar: 19.3g
WW Old Points: 8 pts - Points+: 10 pts
- 2 cups dried navy beans
- 9 oz - 250 g short cut bacon slices (turkey bacon also works), chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 3 tbsp molasses
- 1/2 cup tomato paste
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Place navy beans in a large glass bowl and fill with water. Soak overnight or at least 8 hours. Drain and transfer beans in the slow-cooker (I use this one).
- Add bacon, onion, molasses, tomato paste, Dijon mustard, sugar, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly until well combined. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of water.
- Close the lid and cook on low for 8 hours, stirring from time to time if you can. Taste, adjust salt if needed and serve.