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Vegetarian Slow Cooker Baked Beans Recipe

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Baked Beans


A family favorite comfort food, serve this vegetarian slow cooker baked beans dish with hot dogs or cornbread.


  • 1 pound dried navy beans
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 (4 inch) piece dashi kombu (dried kelp)
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • ½ cup dry mustard
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 cup hot water, or as needed
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring, or to taste


  1. Combine beans in a large bowl with enough water to cover by 1 inch. Soak overnight.
  2. Drain beans the next day and place in a pot with 1 quart fresh water and kombu. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer 30 minutes. Drain beans.
  3. Place onion in a food processor and puree. Spread puree into the bottom of a slow cooker insert. Add drained beans and enough fresh water to cover.
  4. Mix vinegar, dry mustard, ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, and black pepper together in a bowl and stir this mixture into the slow cooker. Cover top with aluminum foil and slow cooker lid.
  5. Cook on Low for 4 hours. During cooking, check every 1 to 2 hours to ensure beans are covered with water; add hot water as needed. At 4 hours, transfer 1 cup beans to a bowl and mash. Return mashed beans to the slow cooker. Continue to cook another 6 hours.
  6. Stir in liquid smoke before serving.

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Nutritional Information

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories: 309.8
% Daily Value *
protein: 32 %
carbohydrates: 16 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 58 %
fat: 9 %
saturated fat: 2 %
vitamin a iu: 3 %
niacin equivalents: 30 %
vitamin b6: 22 %
vitamin c: 8 %
folate: 52 %
calcium: 13 %
iron: 25 %
magnesium: 46 %
potassium: 25 %
sodium: 7 %
thiamin: 39 %
calories from fat:
percent of calories from carbs:
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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