Slow Cooker Homemade Beans Recipe
A delicious taste of homemade beans which can be served as a meal or as a side dish. Especially great for football Sundays, or frozen for a later occasion.
This is a very good recipe. I soaked the beans overnight-10 hours and boiled them for 30 min to an an hour so they were soft enough.DO NOT SKIP THE BOILING or you will be cooking them forever and wondering why they don't get soft. Older beans take longer so if they are fresh 30 min may be enough. Also do not add salt until cooked it also prevents the beans from getting soft. They were not dry and the ratio of tomato to molasses was perfect. I gave 4 stars instead of five because they are a lttle too sweet because of the ketchup. So next time I pureed a can of tomatoes instead, so a cup of pureed tomatoes and half a cup of ketchup and used half the brown sugar recommended. They were still sweet but much less so. If I have it I add a smoked ham hock. Gives it a delicious smokey taste and the meat just falls off the bone. My husband doesn't like beans but likes it cooked with a ham hock. In addition you can cook them for about 5 hours on high if you are in a hurry.
This was the first time I made baked beans, but this recipe is the best! No need to try any other recipes. Nice sweet molasses flavour! I soaked the beans overnight and cooked the recipe in my slow cooker for 9 1/2 hrs (It wasn't quite ready at 8 hrs).
I'm choosing not to post stars as to throw off the rating, but frankly, I was disappointed. Not in the sauce, which tasted wonderful, but in the fact the beans never finished cooking! I think the bottom line is to follow the advice of a previous reviewer & soak + boil before slow cooking. The allrecipes site has an advice section, which addresses the issue, I've pasted it below. Time your Seasoning For the most part, you can go ahead and add spices, seasonings and aromatics to your pot o' beans when you start cooking them, but there are a few things that you should never add until the end: salt, and anything acidic, like tomato products, lemon juice, wine and vinegar. Salt will toughen the skins of the beans, and acids can keep beans from ever getting soft. Once your beans are tender, you may add these ingredients to your heart's content. I'm coming back to let you know I've tried this recipe again, but soaked the dry beans overnight, simmering in the morning till soft. Worked beautifully! I
I made these and brought to football Sunday. Everyone raved about them, they were a huge hit! Perfect amount of tang and sweetness. I soaked overnight and threw them in the crockpot on high for about 5 hours (i truly don't see a need to soak them overnight AND boil them). I did wait until they were pretty much cooked before I put in the acidic ingredients, (ketchup, mustard, sugar, molasses) and then finished on low for 2 hours.
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