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Crockpot Baked Beans Made Healthier

Crockpot Baked Beans recipe made with all-natural ingredients! Made healthier, lower-sugar and still with that perfectly smoky and sweet flavor we love with our side of baked beans. {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan and Vegetarian friendly}Crockpot Baked Beans Recipe Gluten-Free Dairy-free Natural Lower-Sugar

Crockpot Baked Beans Recipe

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Is it too late in the season for baked beans? The answer is unequivocally no.

Especially when it’s crockpot baked beans.

Serious question: Why do baked beans seem like only a summer dish to me? I mean, really, they are the most delicious and take me back to extremely happy summer moments.

The best summer moments after spending all day out in the summer sun and coming back to a pile of baked beans, corn on the cob, and a hamburger. #SummerBliss

I realized though, uhhhh, these are delicious, so why don’t we make them year-round!?

We all know my love for crockpot recipes; that is, throw it in, set it and forget it. #CrockpotBliss

Here we go. 

Crockpot Baked Beans Recipe Gluten-Free Dairy-free Natural Lower-Sugar

 

We are all about easy here at VB and these Crockpot Baked Beans fit the bill.

Made with natural ingredients and less sugar than the traditional versions, these are still packed with that sweet and smoky flavor we lovvveeeee about baked beans.

TIP: These can easily be made vegetarian and vegan by subbing out the bacon. The smoky flavor can be added in a few ways. Add 1-2 teaspoons Smoked Paprika or a little liquid smoke to substitute.

Another Note: You can go the extra mile and make your own ketchup. There is a super amazing and easy ketchup recipe in the Gluten-Free Party Food cookbook. Or, this is the store-bought ketchup I like to use in a pinch.  The ingredients are pretty decent for store-bought.

When my mother asked if these baked beans were from scratch, I said “Yeah!” Well, according to my dad, since I used canned beans, it’s not from scratch . . . Hmm. Thoughts?

I personally hate waiting for dried beans to soak. I’m just not patient enough. Are you? If so, go for it. It gives you the same results. 

Crockpot Baked Beans Recipe Gluten-Free Dairy-free Natural Lower-Sugar

 

There were a few goals I wanted to achieve with these crockpot baked beans:

One – Throw everything in and forget it. 

Two – Make these baked beans without molasses. // It’s simply something I don’t have on hand in my kitchen and figured there has to be other people without molasses in their kitchens, too!

Three – Avoid those cans of pre-made pork and beans at all costs.

Success. These crockpot baked beans were out of this world smoky, sweet and that perfect slice of summer (or winter, since these definitely need to made year-round from now on).

Crockpot Baked Beans Recipe Gluten-Free Dairy-free Natural Lower-Sugar

Yields 9-12

Crockpot Baked Beans Made Healthier

Crockpot Baked Beans recipe made with all-natural ingredients! Made healthier, lower-sugar options and still with that perfectly smoky and sweet flavor we love with our side of baked beans. {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan and Vegetarian friendly}

10 minPrep Time

3 hrCook Time

3 hr, 10 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 4 (15oz) cans small red beans , drained and rinsed
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 -1/2 cup brown sugar, packed (depending on your sweetness preference)
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons honey ( or maple syrup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into crockpot and mix together.
  2. Cook on Low for 3 hours or High for 1.5 hours.
Recipe Type: Crockpot Side

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