Make life simple with Easy Homemade Crock Pot Baked Beans!
You will love this recipe for Easy Homemade Crock Pot Baked Beans! I tried many recipes for baked beans through the years and this is my perfected recipe. In my research for the best baked beans, I read many places to add baking soda to help the beans soften, especially if they have been around for a while. Some add it in the soaking water and some cook in it. I don’t know if it matters. I just add it when I cook. In my reading, I also read that things like salt and tomatoes can keep them from getting soft as fast so I add those things closer to the end. I honestly don’t know if all of this is true but it has been working for me for years now. It has also been said that soaking the beans in water with baking soda can help with gas.
Any dried beans can be used. Just use what you like. In the pictures, I used 1 1/4 cups of pinto and 1 cup of Great Northern. Great Northern beans cook up nice and soft and have a mild flavor. They are our favorite bean but we like them mixed with others too.
Use any sweetener you like; agave, maple syrup, honey or brown sugar.
Use dried mustard or regular prepared mustard.
Use bought or Easy No Cook Homemade Ketchup.
Try these other great recipes with beans:
It is pictured with Karen’s BBQ chicken freezer meal.
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2 ¼ cups pinto, great northern, adzuki, black, kidney or a mix of dried beans
1 tsp baking soda
3 ½ cups water
1/8 cup agave, maple syrup, honey or brown sugar
½ cup ketchup
1 heaping Tbsp dried mustard (or regular mustard)
1 heaping Tbsp minced garlic
1/8 cup dried onion
Pick over beans. Usually there is nothing but beans but sometimes you will find a small rock or clump of dirt.
Soak beans overnight.
Rinse beans, add water and baking soda and cook on high for about 3 hours or until mostly soft.
Mix other ingredients together and stir into beans.
Cook another hour or more.
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