Classic baked beans

Prep 10 min
Total 10 hours
Makes 6 Servings



onion, finely chopped
4 slices
bacon, chopped
1/2 cup
fancy molasses
1/2 cup
1/4 cup
Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp
2 cups
dry navy beans, rinsed
341-mL bottle
regular or de-alcoholized beer


  • Stir onion with bacon, molasses, ketchup, Dijon, salt and chili flakes in slow-cooker insert. Stir in beans, beer and 3 cups of water until combined. Cover and cook on low until beans are tender, about 10 hours. Serve with baguette slices topped with grated cheese and broiled. Beans will keep well, refrigerated, up to a week.

Testing Tip

We were surprised (but thrilled) that dry navy beans do not need to be soaked for this recipe. Beer can be replaced by 1 1/3 cups water.


Calories 417, Protein 17 g, Carbohydrates 71 g, Fat 9 g, Fibre 11 g, Sodium 656 mg.
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