Crock Pot Baked Beans with Bacon

Use your slow cooker to make the most delicious sweet and saucy baked beans that are a side dish that is loved by all and so convenient. Easy to transport, and perfect for BBQ, potlucks, and holidays year-round.

Prep: 15 minsCook: 4 hoursTotal: 4 hours, 15 mins
Servings: 3 1/2 cups (serves 6-7) 1x


  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • ½ medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup no-sugar-added ketchup 
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (or 1 tablespoon, if your ketchup has added sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons yellow or Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water


  1. In a medium to large skillet over medium heat, cook the chopped bacon, stirring occasionally, until almost crisp, about 7-8 minutes. Keep the bacon fat in the skillet. Add the diced onion to the pan with the bacon and cook until the onion starts to soften, an additional 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Transfer the bacon and onion mixture to the slow cooker. Add the drained and rinsed beans, ketchup, maple syrup, mustard, molasses, vinegar, and water; stir gently to combine.
  3. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 4 hours or on high heat for 2 hours, stirring a few times during cooking time.


If doubling this recipe, we recommend that you NOT double the water and still just use 1 cup. Instead, add a little additional water only if needed after the beans have been cooking on low for 3 hours.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: ½ cup
  • Calories: 191
  • Fat: 3 g
  • (Sat Fat: 1 g)
  • Sodium: 571 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 33 g
  • (Fiber: 6 g
  • Sugar: 8 g)
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 2 mg


© The Real Food Dietitians
Recipe By: Jessica Beacom

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