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Homemade Slow Cooker Pork and Beans

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  • Author: 365 Days of Slow Cooking
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Your childhood favorite pork n’ beans made at home in your slow cooker with dried beans and lots of crispy bacon and just a couple other pantry staples.


Units Scale
  • 12 oz of dried pinto beans (this is about 2 cups of dried beans)
  • 1 Tbsp salt (for soaking)
  • 2 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 6 pieces of crispy cooked bacon, cut into quarter inch pieces


  1. In a large bowl place the dried beans (sort out any dirt or rocks). Add enough water to cover the beans by 2 inches. Add in 1 Tbsp of salt. Let the beans soak overnight for at least 8 hours. The beans will expand so make sure you have enough water and a big enough bowl.
  2. After the beans have soaked, pour the beans into a colander and rinse off the beans. Place the rinsed beans into the slow cooker. Add in 4 cups of water.
  3. Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours, or until beans are to the desired tenderness. Drain off any extra water.
  4. Add in 2 cans of tomato sauce, Dijon mustard, molasses, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper to taste. Gently stir. Add in the bacon and gently stir.
  5. Serve immediately or turn the slow cooker to warm and serve at your leisure. The beans will stay good on warm for up to 3 hours.


This recipe could easily be doubled for a potluck!