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Crockpot Baked Beans Recipe

This crockpot baked beans recipe is easy, and the results are go-back-for-seconds delicious! These are perfect as a side dish for a family dinner or to bring to your next potluck.

When I make any dish, I try to balance flavors. For that reason, I make sure these beans have a blend of sweet and salty. This is a slow cooker recipe that you can also make on the stovetop or in the oven.

Crockpot baked beans in a bowl

If you bring these beans and a couple of salads to any get-together, you’ll be on the next invitation list, for sure. A couple of the salads I like are this cucumber, tomato, and corn salad or this delicious creamy pasta salad. Or if you prefer more traditional sides to serve with it, you’ll love this creamy coleslaw or this absolutely amazing potato salad.

Baked Bean Magic – Seasoned to Perfection

I have to admit that I haven’t met a baked bean I didn’t like. But these baked beans my mama made are the best. It’s almost like someone sprinkled a little magic dust in them. Although she didn’t cook them in a crockpot, the recipe is still hers.


  • 2 cans baked beans (16 ounce cans)
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (more if you want them sweeter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion poder
  • Dash of Tabasco (optional)
  • 2 slices of bacon cut into 1″ strips (optional)
Beans, mustard, ketchup, hot sauce, Wocestershire sauce, bacon, and brown sugar

If you want to print this recipe, you’ll find a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

How to Make Crockpot Baked Beans

First, I always spray the inside of my crockpot with nonstick cooking spray because that makes it easier to clean. Next, pour the ketchup into your crockpot.

Ketchup in the crockpot

Then add the mustard. Next, pour the Worcestershire sauce into the crockpot.

Mustard, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce in the crockpot

Now, add the brown sugar, garlic powder, and onion powder.

Brown sugar added to the mixture in the crockpot

If you’re using Tabasco and bacon, put those into the mixture and give it a good stir.

Bacon on top of the baked beans sauce mixture in the crockpot

Finally, drain the beans and add them. Mix well. Put the lid on the crockpot and turn it on.

Covered crockpot with beans

Now you can go about your day and let the slow cooker do the work. In a few hours, you’ll have a delicious side dish ready to eat!

What to Serve with Baked Beans

Basically, baked beans go with everything. You can serve it at the dinner table or take it outside for a backyard cookout. As I already mentioned, it’s the perfect dish for a potluck or any type of buffet table. Although most people associate baked beans with casual meals, you can also serve them at any meal.

They are just as good alongside a steak as a hamburger. In fact, if you are a vegetarian, you can leave out the bacon and serve them with vegetables.

Make Them Your Own

As someone who loves to alter recipes, I advise anyone who wants to cook to try the recipe as-is the first time. Afterward, switch things up changing and swapping out the ingredients. There are some basic things you can try with good results. Do you prefer sweeter baked beans? If so, add more brown sugar. Another option is to use maple syrup in place of the brown sugar.

How about spice? If you like things so hot you need a fire hose, add more Tabasco. Or if you prefer a milder taste, cut back on the hot sauce. You can also leave it out altogether if your palate is super sensitive.

As for the bacon, you can use turkey bacon or ham instead. Or you can try bits of pulled pork. It doesn’t matter. The key point in adding any meat is for flavor, so choose what makes your taste buds happy.

Bowl of baked beans

More Side Dish Recipes

Side dishes often take a meal from boring to fun or even exciting. Here are some side dish recipes that we really enjoy:

Green Beans Au Gratin – This is a super easy dish to prepare. But it adds so much deliciousness that everyone will think you spent hours on it.

Hash Brown Casserole – If you love creamy potatoes, you’ll want to make this one. It’s always a hit at family dinners and potlucks!

Glazed Carrots with Pineapple – A boatload of flavors come together in the most delightful way in this dish from Julia’s Simply Southern!

Lemon Roasted Asparagus – This side dish will make veggie lovers out of the pickiest of eaters. It’s that good!

Yield: 6 servings

Crockpot Baked Beans Recipe

Baked beans in a bowl

These baked beans are the perfect side for a family dinner or a potluck buffet table.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes


  • 2 16-ounce cans of pinto beans (may also use navy beans or baked beans in a can)
  • 3/4 cup of ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons of mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar (more if you prefer sweeter baked beans)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • Dash of Tabasco (optional)
  • 2 slices of bacon cut into 1” strips (optional)


  1. Pour the ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, and Tabasco into your crockpot. Stir well.
  2. Add the bacon and stir again.
  3. Drain the beans and rinse. Add them to your crockpot and stir again.
  4. Cook in your crockpot on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.


You may also cook these in your Instant Pot or in the oven. If you use your Instant Pot, set the timer for 20 minutes. If you cook them in your oven, use an 8” x 8” casserole dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 385Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 4mgSodium 600mgCarbohydrates 74gFiber 19gSugar 18gProtein 20g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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