Boston Baked Beans For a Slow Cooker
We were after rich, creamy baked beans that didn't require constant attention.
Why This Recipe Works
For our Boston Baked Beans for a Slow Cooker recipe, we started by soaking dried beans overnight and parboiling the beans on the stovetop with a little baking soda to soften them. Browning the salt pork and onion intensified their flavor. We covered the beans with a sheet of aluminum foil in the slow cooker to contain as much heat as possible. For the best results, we kept the flavorings simple: brown sugar, molasses, Dijon mustard, and cider vinegar. We added a little molasses, mustard, and vinegar after the beans were cooked for the cleanest flavor.