Slow Cooker Vegetarian Baked Beans

Source: Byron and Ardith Nolte, Friends of the UAPL (2007)
Prep time: 20 minutesCooking time: 16 hoursTotal time: 16 1⁄3 hours


3 c
dried navy beans
9 c
3 t
1⁄2 c
onion (chopped)
1⁄4 c
1 c
1⁄4 c
brown sugar (firmly packed)
2 t
dry mustard


Wash and pick over beans. Place in slow cooker. Add water, salt and onion. Mix well. Cook on low 13-15 hours, or until beans are tender. Drain beans, reserving liquid. Add molasses, ketchup, brown sugar and mustard; stir. Return 2 cups of bean liquid and blend well. Cook on low 3-4 hours.

Note: Cooking time can be reduced if beans are soaked overnight before cooking. If you do this, discard soak water, then cook the beans in 9 cups of water on low for 8-10 hours.