Molasses Lovers Baked Beans #PicnicGame

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Molasses Lovers Beans
Picnic season is in full swing. To celebrate International Picnic Day, I’m joining in a fun Picnic Game with my fellow Sunday Supper Family of Bloggers! Our gracious hostess, Heather from is hosting this picnic! Thanks Heather!
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Today we are celebrating International Picnic Day by bringing you a basket packed with goodies from A to Z, in the style of the picnic game! Drop by the Sunday Supper Movement to see the whole picnic spread out on our virtual blanket.
I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing…
Asian Chicken Salad from Try Anything Once Culinary
Beautiful Beet Salad from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Chicken Muffuletta from Marlene Baird
Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups from The Dinner-Mom
Elote from Peaceful Cooking
Fennel Slaw from FoodieTots
Greek Farro Salad from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Honey Porter Glazed Chicken and Vegetable Skewers from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Italian Pasta Salad from Casa de Crews
Japanese Plum Sushi from
Kudos Kitchen Kolaches from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
Lemon Yogurt Bundt Cake from In The Kitchen With KP

AND I’m bringing Molasses Lovers Baked Beans!

I wanted to make some kind of baked beans to bring to the picnic. Trouble was, what to call them. Best Ever Baked Beans was a no go. Letter “B” was taken. Crockpot Baked Beans is accurate but “C” was left open just in case a certain someone had chorizo in mind. 😉
“H” wouldn’t work, no honey in there this time. Honestly the answer and name was in front of me the whole time.

I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing Molasses Lovers Baked Beans.

Okay, you got me. Technically these are slow-cooker beans but can keep a secret, right? These baked beans are full flavor, smoky, sweet with turkey bacon and onions.

molasses lovers beans


Add the sauce and water and set it and almost forget it!

molasses lovers beans sauce


Molasses Lovers Baked Beans #InternationalPicnicDay
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  • 1½ cups dried beans (I used northern and baby lima)
  • 2 slices cook turkey bacon, chopped
  • ⅓ cup onion, chopped
  • ⅓ cup tomato sauce
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar plus 2 Tablespoons
  • ½ teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 cups water plus soaking water
  1. Pick through beans to remove stones, cracked beans ans debris.
  2. Place beans in a large bowl or pot and cover with water. Add enough water to reach about 3 inches above the top of the beans.
  3. Soak overnight.
  4. Drain beans and place in slow cooker. Add bacon and onions.
  5. Mix sauce ingredients together and pour over beans. Stir.
  6. Cook on low for approximately 6 hours until beans are tender and sauce thickens.
  7. If doubling the batch, allow an additional 2 hours cooking time.
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24 Responses to Molasses Lovers Baked Beans #PicnicGame

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  2. These baked beans would be great in a tortilla wrap 😀

    Choc Chip Uru
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  3. Nichole says:

    I’d definitely call these molasses baked beans the “B”est beans, ever! Yummm
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  5. Not only do I love my slow cooker but I was just talking to the kids about how I have never made baked beans from scratch. :-) This recipe came at the right time!
    Dionne Baldwin recently posted..Asian Chicken Salad for the #PicnicGameMy Profile

  6. Liz says:

    The hubby adores baked beans! I need to make him his annual batch for the 4th! He’d love your recipe!
    Liz recently posted..Greek Farro Salad #PicnicGame #SkinnyTipMy Profile

  7. Perfect for this molasses lover!
    Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere recently posted..Tuscan Bread Salad for a #PicnicGameMy Profile

  8. Tagging this one for my hubby who can’t eat a burger without baked beans! He would love this!
    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom recently posted..Double Chocolate Chip Cookie CupsMy Profile

  9. Thank you, Cindy! So happy to have another slow cooker recipe which will definitely make my husband smile =)

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  11. A picnic just isn’t a picnic without baked beans! I am a huge molasses-lover, so these were made just for me (right?). Thanks so much for bringing these to the picnic, Cindy. :)
    Heather // girlichef recently posted..Yogurt Banana Berry Ice Pops #PicnicGameMy Profile

  12. I’ve always wanted to make my own baked beans in the crock! Thanks for the new recipe to try Cindy!
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  13. Ooh this looks great! My husband loves baked beans, so this would be perfect for our summer bbq!
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  14. I have it on my to do list to make baked beans this summer. I’m very into dried beans and they just sound so good. This version looks great!
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  15. YUM! Yes I am a lover of molasses….and I love that these are made in a slow cooker! Perfect for the picnic :)

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  17. Mmmmm I had been looking for a new baked bean recipe!! Thanks Cindy :)
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