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Crock pot baked beans with bacon, with a serving spoon in the pot.

Crock Pot Baked Beans

These crock pot baked beans are a combination of tender beans, bacon and a sweet and savory sauce, all simmered together in the slow cooker. A super quick and easy side dish that's perfect for any barbecue or summer gathering.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 165kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 8 slices bacon coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion finely diced
  • 3 15 ounce cans pork and beans partially drained
  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan.
  • Pour some of the bacon fat out of the pan, leaving about 1 tablespoon of fat in the pan.
  • Add the onions to the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes or until translucent. Season the onions with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the beans, onions, mustard, brown sugar, molasses, ketchup and apple cider vinegar to a crock pot. Add 3/4 of the cooked bacon, reserving the rest of bacon for garnish. Stir to combine.
  • Cook for 2 hours on HIGH or 4 hours on LOW.
  • Sprinkle with reserved bacon and chopped parsley, then serve immediately.


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.8mg