Slow Cooked Bacon and Beans

Great northern beans slow cooked with bacon. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword slow cooker beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 152kcal
Author Emily Grace


  • 1/4 cup onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 pieces bacon cooked
  • 32 oz chicken stock
  • 1 lb Great Northern Beans
  • 1/4- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes


  • Start by soaking your beans overnight: Rinse the beans under cool, running water and remove any unappealing beans. Transfer them to a large bowl and cover with a few inches of clean water. Let sit overnight. Drain before cooking.
  • Add the cleaned beans to a slow cooker.
  • Crumble the bacon and add to the slow cooker with onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes.
  • Add enough chicken stock to cover the beans about 2 inches. (This will vary depending on the size of your slow cooker).
  • Cook on low for 5-6 hours, until the beans are soft and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Season with salt and pepper and more bacon as desired.


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 464mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg