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Easy Slow Cooker Jamaican Baked Beans, a perfect side dish for a weeknight dinner, your next party or pot luck.

Easy Slow Cooker Jamaican Baked Beans

White pea or navy beans never tasted so good. Long, slow cooking with spices, condiments yields baked beans that are melt-in-your-mouth good. Perfect with rice and jerk chicken or goat.
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried white navy or pea beans About 2- 2 1/2 cups.
  • 12 ounces bacon, cut into pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped About 1 1/2 cups
  • 1/2 -1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 4 - 5 cups boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 8-10 allspice berries
  • 1-2 pinches freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1`-2 pinches dried thyme leaves

Instructions

  1. Place half of the bacon and onion in the bottom of the slow cooker
    Bacon and onion at the bottom of slow cooker, for Easy Slow Cooker Jamaican Baked Beans
  2. Spread the dry beans evenly over the bacon and onion. Top those two layers with the rest of the bacon and onion, and the diced jalapeno pepper.
  3. Put all of the rest of the ingredients into 1 cup of the boiling water and mix until thoroughly combined. Pour that mixture and 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 cups of boiling water on top of the onion, bacon, beans, and diced jalapeno pepper. The beans should be covered with liquid.
    Easy Slow Cooker Jamaican Baked Beans ready to cook.
  4. Put the slow cooker on a low setting. Check after 2-3 hours and add more boiling water if necessary. Continue cooking until the beans are as soft as desired, probably about 8 hours total.

Recipe Notes

When you add the boiling water to the dried beans, a few wrinkled ones may float to the top. Pull those out.