Vegetarian baked beans cooked in a slow cooker make a great side dish for a barbecue, picnic or for any lunch or dinner. Beans are a great source of protein for vegetarians and this vegetarian crock pot recipe is a cinch to prepare. Just soak the beans, add everything to a crock pot or slow cooker and walk away. While your baked beans are cooking, you can make a batch of vegan corn bread or a side green salad to go with your dinner, since you'll have some much extra time on your hands!
Be sure to plan ahead if you are making this dish, as it requires soaking beans overnight before putting the ingredients into your slow cooker.
Scroll down for even more super easy vegetarian and vegan meals you can make using the convenience of your crock pot or slow cooker.
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- 1 pound pinto or kidney beans
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 teaspoons white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
- 4 tablespoon ketchup
- 1/4 cup margarine
- Cover the beans with water and soak the overnight.
- Add all ingredients, including soak water, to a crock pot and stir to combine.
- Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.
If you like making homemade baked beans from scratch and you have a sweet tooth or you're cooking for kids, you might also want to try a recipe for vegetarian baked beans with pineapple. Or, try one of these other easy vegetarian crock pot recipes when you want to set it and forget it:
More vegetarian and vegan crock pot recipes to try:
- Vegetarian Crock Pot Chili
- Easy Crock Pot Spanish Rice Recipe
- Vegetarian Vegetable Minestrone Soup
- Crock Pot Lentil Soup Recipe
- Very Veggie Vegan Crock Pot Chili Recipe
- Indian Vegetable Curried Vegetables in the Crock Pot
- Crock Pot Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole
- Simple Vegetarian Split Pea Soup
- Vegetarian Barley Chili
- Crock Pot Curried Rice and Lentils
- Crock Pot Rice Pudding
- Quick and Easy Crock Pot Apple Cobbler
- Easy Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole
Cooking with a slow cooker can be really easy and convenient, but it's important to follow certain safety precautions. For starters, always begin with a clean space and make sure your counter is free of any debris. Pay attention to the temperature on your slow cooker: If you're home and able, start on high for the first hour, then switch to low for the rest of the cooking time, especially if you're cooking with perishable food items that could collect bacteria. Make sure the slow cooker is filled no more than two-thirds of the way, and avoid the temptation to open the lid, which releases heat, until you're done!
Marcason, W. (2016, February 5). 10 food safety tips for the slow cooker. Retrieved December 11, 2016, from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, http://www.eatright.org/resource/homefoodsafety/four-steps/cook/10-food-safety-tips-for-the-slow-cooker