Crock Pot Vegetarian Baked Beans Recipe

Vegetarian baked beans
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    8 hrs 5 mins
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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 muffins 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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. Cover the beans with water and soak the overnight.
  2. Add all ingredients, including soak water, to a crock pot and stir to combine.
  3. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.

*Cook's Notes:

  • 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!

    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.

    Vegetarian Crock Pot Chili
    Mexican Refried Beans
    Easy Crock Pot Spanish Rice
    Vegetable Minestrone Soup
    Crock Pot Lentil Soup
    Very Veggie Crock Pot Chili
    Indian Vegetable Curry
    Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes
    Split Pea Soup
    Vegetarian Barley Chili
    Curried Rice and Lentils
    Crock Pot Rice Pudding
    Quick Crock Pot Apple Cobbler
    Easy Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole
    Crock Pot Spinach Casserole

    Sources:

    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