Vegetarian Slow Cooker Baked Beans

5 from 8 reviews

This vegetarian baked beans recipe is perfect for a summer BBQ! Super easy to make, healthy, and delicious, this recipe can’t be beat.



  1. Add the navy beans to a pot and cover with two inches of water. Bring to a rolling boil, then remove from the heat, cover, and let soak for 1 hour.
  2. Drain the soaked beans, then add to the slow cooker along with the onion and garlic.* Add the vegetable broth and mix.
  3. Mix together all the remaining ingredients except the salt, cornstarch, and 1 Tbsp water. Mix well, then pour into the slow cooker and mix to combine.
  4. Cook on high for 7-8 hours, until beans are soft and the liquid has thickened a bit.
  5. Mix the cornstarch with the water, then add to the pot of beans and stir. Let sit about 5 minutes to thicken a bit before serving.


– For even better flavor, sautee the onion in a skillet over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, until translucent. Add garlic, cook 30 seconds, then transfer it all to the slow cooker.