One of the easiest dishes to make in a slow cooker is homemade baked beans and preparing them this way means you don’t have to turn on your oven in July! They taste great and you know exactly what ingredients are used. Today, we made baked beans in our slow cooker. We started with dried beans from the grocery store and let them soak overnight. Dried beans are much less expensive than canned beans and you get to control the amount of salt. This recipe for baked beans can cook all day while you are at work, or overnight. (Because who doesn’t love baked beans for breakfast…wait, what?) It’s the perfect summer cookout side, but save the recipe for the winter, too. You’ll want to pull it out just as often when you want comfort food on a cool night.
We love to make these baked beans in our Stay or Go® 5 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker (33957) because it has programmable settings and a convenient clip-locked lid that makes potlucks a snap. These beans are sweet and salty, with a touch of spice - perfect for a summer cookout or a comforting winter meal.