Skip the canned baked beans in favor of our fuss-free version, which saves up to 300mg sodium per serving. Adobo sauce and bacon build a smoky backbone, while peak-season peaches offer sweet contrast. Bonus: The beans will stay warm in a covered slow cooker for up to 2 hours after being unplugged.

Jamie Vespa, MS, RD
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Credit: Caitlin Bensel

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15 mins
4 hrs 15 mins
Serves 12 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add bacon, and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove bacon from skillet.

  • Coat inside of a 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add bacon, beans, and remaining ingredients. Stir well.

  • Cover, and cook on LOW 4 to 6 hours. Keep covered until beans are ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

181 calories; fat 1g; saturated fat 0.1g; mono fat 0.2g; poly fat 0.4g; protein 7g; carbohydrates 30g; fiber 6g; cholesterol 1mg; iron 2mg; sodium 267mg; calcium 64mg; sugars 7g; added sugar 4g.