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Hearty Baked Beans

Yield Makes 6 to 8 servings


  • 3 bacon slices, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 (16-ounce) cans pinto beans, drained
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 medium-size green bell pepper, chopped

How to Make It

  1. Cook bacon slices in a large skillet until crisp; remove bacon, reserving drippings in pan.

  2. Sauté onion and garlic in reserved drippings until tender.

  3. Combine bacon slices, onion mixture, beans, and remaining ingredients in a slow cooker.

  4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or on LOW for 5 to 6 hours.