Homemade Slow Cooker Pork and Beans

Course: Entrees
Difficulty: Easy
Pulse Type: Beans
Specialty Diet: Gluten Free
Nutrition: 500 calories or less, 7g+ fiber, 7g+ protein
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 12 oz pinto beans dried; 12 oz is about 2 cups of dried beans
  • 1 Tbsp salt for soaking - optional
  • 2 8 oz cans tomato sauce store bought
  • 1 Tbsp mustard Dijon
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper freshly ground, to taste
  • 6 pieces bacon crispy cooked and cut into quarter inch pieces


  1. In a large bowl place the dried beans (sort out any dirt or rocks). Add enough water to cover the beans by 2 inches. Add in 1 Tbsp of salt. Let the beans soak overnight for at least 8 hours. The beans will expand so make sure you have enough water and a big enough bowl.
  2. After the beans have soaked, pour the beans into a colander and rinse off the beans. Place the rinsed beans into the slow cooker. Add in 4 cups of water.
  3. Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours, or until beans are to the desired tenderness. Drain off any extra water.
  4. Add in 2 cans of tomato sauce, Dijon mustard, molasses, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper to taste. Gently stir. Add in the bacon and gently stir.
  5. Serve immediately or turn the slow cooker to warm and serve at your leisure. The beans will stay good on warm for up to 3 hours.