Slow Cooker Baked Beans


  • 1 lb dry pea beans, rinsed clean
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • pinch of ginger
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ¼ lb salt pork, sliced or chopped
  • 1 large onion, quartered

Special Equipment

  • slow cooker/crock-pot


  1. Check dry beans carefully to be sure there aren't any stones.  Then wash beans, drain water, and and place in a saucepan
  2. Cover completely with fresh water and boil until soft, about 1 hour, uncovered
  3. Drain water and place beans a slow cooker/crock-pot
  4. In a large measuring cup (or any container with a spout for ease of pouring) mix together ¾ cup water, the brown sugar, molasses, ginger and mustard powder and pour this mixture over the beans. Mix gently
  5. Place salt pork and onions on top of the beans
  6. Cover and start the crock pot on high and cook until things start to bubble
  7. Turn to low and cook overnight, stirring occasionally
  8. Serve and enjoy!