Make up a batch of these slow cooker baked beans for a delicious and savory addition to your Walking Dead theme party! (P.S.- There’s bacon in this recipe.) This recipe is a part of Dead Eats: Recipes Inspired by The Walking Dead.
Slow Cooker Baked Beans for Dead Eats: Recipes Inspired by The Walking Dead
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Today I’m sharing a recipe for beans. I’m calling them baked beans even though they’re slow booker baked beans. Instead of baking them in the oven I’m using one of my favorite kitchen appliances because the oven is full of homemade crackers and soon I’ll be baking the ribs!
Right after the group meets Father Gabriel they arrive at the church, remember that? And they talk about making a supply run no matter what direction they decide to go next? Daryl makes a little comment about bringing back baked beans. I happen to think that would be a great idea because baked beans are awesome especially if they have bacon, which this recipe does.
So thanks to Daryl, we have slow cooker baked beans here today. If you’re serving this for your Walking Dead themed party, which you totally should do, this would be a great side for Terminus ribs! This batch was enough to fill four cans so if you want to serve them right in a can, keep that in mind. That is a lot of beans per person so I recommend filling them half full and putting the ribs on top! If you want to actually serve the beans in a can.
Or you can serve them up Terminus style on a plate along with the meat.
I’d imagine baked beans would be a welcomed treat if the world as we knew it came to an end. Now I think a container of frosting would be heaven to eat by the spoonful but when Bob appears to be eating pink frosting out of a can, it seemed very sad to see. Not really something filling but probably better than nothing in that situation.
These beans are nice and thick with a barbecue sauce flavor. The bacon contributes delicious magic, making the flavor richer and totally worth making.
Start soaking these beans the night before and you’ll be boiling them before tossing everything in the slow cooker. After that, 6-8 hours later you’ll have a mouth watering batch of slow cooker baked beans! We have Daryl to thank for this. 🙂
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Dead Eats: Recipes Inspired by The Walking Dead is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and myself. The recipes shared in the Dead Eats series of blog posts are inspirations and we are not in any way affiliated with the tv series itself.
- 3 cups uncooked navy beans
- 2 tbsp molasses
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- ¼ cup vinegar
- 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¾ tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1½ cups chicken broth
- 1 chopped onion
- 3 pieces of chopped and cooked bacon
- Put beans in a large bowl and add enough water to reach two inches above the beans. Let the beans soak overnight for at least 8 hours.
- Drain the soaking water from the beans.
- Place the beans in a pot and cover with water and again add more eater to reach two inches above the beans.
- On medium heat, bring the beans to a boil. Continue to boil for 45 minutes or until beans begin to soften but aren't mushy.
- While the beans are cooking, add molasses, brown sugar, tomato paste, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, spices and chicken broth.
- Whisk ingredients together.
- Cook the bacon if you haven't already. Drain on a paper towel.
- After beans are cooked, drain the water and put the beans in the slow cooker.
- Pour the mixture over the beans then add the onion along with the bacon.
- Stir everything together and set your slow cooker on high.
- Cook for 6 hours, stirring occassionally. I usually stir the beans once every hour or two just to check on them.
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