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Slow Cooker Vegan Baked Beans

Vegan Baked Beans Slow Cooker

This is a simple, slow cooker vegan or vegetarian baked beans recipe. As they slow simmer in the crock pot, the smell is positively heavenly–punctuated by maple syrup, smoked paprika, liquid smoke, and savory notes of onions and garlic. They are hard to resist.

Native Americans first made the dish using beans, animal fat, and maple syrup that were cooked slow and low. Today, there are many variations of baked beans, including this recipe.

This recipe for vegan baked beans is perfect for barbecues, picnics and more. Serve with vegan burgers, Vegan Classic Cole Slaw, Vegan Shells and Cheese or your favorite dishes.

Check out more UVK vegan slow cooker recipes, like Vegan Slow Cooker Stewed Green Beans and Tomatoes, Vegan Collard Green Rolls with Smoky Jackfruit and Sweet Potatoes, Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Peas, Okra and Tomatoes, or Slow Cooker Seitan Goulash.

Let’s make some slow cooker vegan baked beans! 💚

An easy recipe for slow cooker vegetarian or vegan baked beans with maple syrup, miso and liquid smoke

Vegan Baked Beans

2 cups chopped sweet onion

1 Tbsp olive oil

6 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped

2 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp onion powder

½ tsp garlic powder

2-3 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce

2 Tbsp maple syrup

¼ cup tomato paste

2 tsp red miso

1½ cups water

1 tsp dijon mustard

2 15 ounce cans of great northern beans, drained and rinsed (OR 2½ cups cooked great northern beans)

¼-½ tsp liquid smoke (I used Wright’s Hickory Liquid Smoke)

1. First, you’ll need to sauté the aromatics for the slow cooker vegan baked beans. In a medium skillet, add the onion, olive oil and a dash of salt. Sauté over medium-high heat for ~7 minutes or until the onions are soft and golden.

2. Next, add the garlic, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, soy sauce, and maple syrup. Stir around for a minute or two over medium heat.

3. Then, add the tomato paste, red miso, dijon mustard and water. Stir until the tomato paste, red miso and dijon mustard dissolves into the water.

4. Add the great northern beans and the sauce from the skillet into the slow cooker. Stir until well combined. Secure the lid, and cook on HIGH for 4.5-5 hours.

5. Remove the lid. Stir in the liquid smoke. Taste the crock pot vegan baked beans, and adjust seasonings, if needed (more liquid smoke? more soy sauce?). Serve.

A smoky crock pot vegan or vegetarian baked beans recipe with maple syrup, miso, and liquid smoke. Yes please!

10 responses to “Slow Cooker Vegan Baked Beans”

    • uglyvegankitchen – Ugly Vegan Kitchen is a vegan blog with recipes for plant based comfort food inspired by many cuisines, including American, Slavic, Mediterranean, Mexican and more.
      uglyvegankitchen says:

      Can’t wait for you to try it! Thank you so much 💚

  1. annecreates – I am a physical therapist, wife, mom, runner, artist, and vegan. I'm passionate about helping others find wellness, speaking about the human experience, and in fighting for social justice. Assistant Coach for the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team. Current ambassador for: Boco Gear, SaltStick, Noxgear, and Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon 2022.
    annecreates says:

    Looks delicious!!!

    • uglyvegankitchen – Ugly Vegan Kitchen is a vegan blog with recipes for plant based comfort food inspired by many cuisines, including American, Slavic, Mediterranean, Mexican and more.
      uglyvegankitchen says:

      Very kind of you! Thank you!

  2. Pooja G – Hi there! I'm Pooja, the creator of Lifesfinewhine. I'm a historian and a freelancer. I love reading, writing, music, art and so much more!
    Pooja G says:

    Omg this looks so incredibly delicious I can’t wait to make it at some point!

    • uglyvegankitchen – Ugly Vegan Kitchen is a vegan blog with recipes for plant based comfort food inspired by many cuisines, including American, Slavic, Mediterranean, Mexican and more.
      uglyvegankitchen says:

      Wow, thank you so much! I hope you love it 💚

      • Pooja G – Hi there! I'm Pooja, the creator of Lifesfinewhine. I'm a historian and a freelancer. I love reading, writing, music, art and so much more!
        Pooja G says:

        You’re very welcome and I’m sure I will!

  3. writinstuff – Contemporary romance writer, political comedy writer, ghostwriter and editor. Lover of coffee, off-key singer, vegan and all around crazy girl!
    writinstuff says:

    The perfect thing now that the weather is cooling down!

    • uglyvegankitchen – Ugly Vegan Kitchen is a vegan blog with recipes for plant based comfort food inspired by many cuisines, including American, Slavic, Mediterranean, Mexican and more.
      uglyvegankitchen says:

      Yes! I can’t wait for you to smell it cooking!

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