Slow Cooker Baked Beans with Sausage an Easy One-pot Meal

Servings: 4-6 serving(s)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 7 hours 10 minutes

Cooking time: 7 hours

Slow cooker baked beans with sausage: an easy one-pot meal for a winter day. Choose your favourite type of sausage for this recipe (pork, chicken, turkey).

Slow Cooker Baked Beans with Sausage is a one-pot meal that’s ready when you are.

The first week back to school after the Christmas break is always a challenge. It’s like September all over again, complete with groggy kids and the effort of getting everyone back into a routine. Throw in a snow storm and an early morning orthodontist appointment and we’re all spent before the week is half over.

That’s why I’m smitten with the slow cooker.

  • Slow cooker baked beans with sausage: an easy one-pot meal for a winter day. Choose your favourite type of sausage for this recipe (pork, chicken, turkey).
    Slow cooker baked beans with sausage an easy one-pot meal.

On a chilly January day it’s a relief to arrive home after a busy day with supper pretty much cooked. With just 10 minutes of simple prep in the morning this recipe for slow cooker baked beans has just one easy step remaining before supper’s on the table. The beans have all day to cook in their flavourful sauce and then you simply lay the sausage on top to cook and release extra flavour into the bean mixture. Prep a basic salad and you’re all set.

No bean soaking required

I use canned white beans for this recipe to avoid the planning and time required to soak beans from dry and pre-cook them. If you’d prefer to use dried beans in this recipe be sure that they’re fully cooked before you add them to the slow cooker. This recipe calls for just 1 1/2 cups of water which isn’t enough for partially cooked beans.

This recipe is a contemporary riff on old time beans & wieners. It works with all of your favourite sausage flavours. I have made it with garlic and herb sausage, spicy chorizo and a low fat sun dried tomato. The spicy version is my favourite.

Slow Cooker Baked Beans with Sausage Recipe

(No soaking of beans required)

Serves 4-6


  • 2 540 ml cans of white beans (white kidney (cannellini) or navy beans)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce or Worcestershire Sauce (use gluten-free is necessary)
  • 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. flour
  • 4-6 sausage


  1. Drain and rinse beans. Add onion, carrot and garlic to slow cooker. Scatter over beans.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk molasses, sugar, mustard, soy sauce, vinegar, salt & water. Pour over beans, cover and cook 6-8 hours.
  3. Whisk in flour, puncture sausages and lay them on top of the beans. Cover and continue cooking until sausages are cooked through, 30-40 minutes.
  4. Slice sausage before serving.

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17 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Baked Beans with Sausage an Easy One-pot Meal

  1. Carol McKiel says:

    How do I print the recipes you post? I have had to write them as you do not seem to
    offer a print option?

    1. Hi Carol, You should see a “print” button on the top right hand side of the blog post. If you click on that a pop-up window will guide you through. Be sure to select “no images” to save on paper.

    2. jimmy says:

      why would you not just copy and paste them to word pad and then print?

    3. Jason Lavoie says:

      To print a recipe, highlight the text you want to print. Right click on the mouse to bring up options. Select print. That’s just one method. There are others.

      Hey Crosby’s – Any free product for being helpful? My mom and sister used to work there if that helps!!

      1. Hi Jason, Thanks for the help. Would you like a copy of our cookbook?

  2. Barbara Bernard says:

    Is this receipe printable. Cannot seem to do it!

    1. Hi Barbara, Look for the “print” button at the top of the blog post. When you click on it there will be a pop-up box to guide you through. Let me know if you have any trouble.

  3. LPV says:

    Having trouble printing your newer recipes. The print button on the left of the blog takes me to the “add this to social media page.” Never had trouble before printing your recipes, which are always great btw. :)

    1. Hi there, We’re in the process of adding a new “print recipe” button to the site and are having some troubles. Hoping to have it fixed soon.

  4. Frank says:

    This recipe calls for cooking “on medium for 6-8 hours.”

    I am puzzled, as our slow cookers have High / Low / Keep Warm options…

    Is this an error in the recipe, or are there slow cookers with a Medium setting?


    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Frank, If your slow cooker doesn’t have a medium setting I would go with low.

  5. Valerie Steptoe says:

    What is the nutritional information for this recipe?

    1. Lynn Purdy says:

      Valerie, roughly there are 870 cal/serving. 12g of Fat, 69g of Carbs and 16.5g of Protein all per serving. I hope this helps

  6. Janet says:

    Hi wish you had the nutritional break down including sodium and calcium as well as the other stuff.. on a sodium reduced diet and also trying to up my calcium intake and I have heard molasses is high and so are the beans. So thought this might be a good option.

    1. Lynn Purdy says:

      Janet, Sorry about the nutritional information. There are lots of apps out there that can help you with your needs. I use MyFitnessPal, I can import a recipe and it will tell me a lot of details that most recipes may not provide. It may help you with your sodium-reduced diet.

  7. Louise Rousselle says:

    Can these recipes be adapted for Diabetics (Pre-Diabetics)?

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Louise, I’m sure there is a way to adapt the recipe for diabetics but I don’t know the ins and outs of carbohydrate limits and other nutrients that need to be balanced to make a recipe diabetic friendly. Sorry.

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