Baked Cranberry Beans

Kimberly Biegacki


Talk about one healthy and hardy bean the "cranberry bean" is it! This recipe is fantastic and really does convert these cranberry beans into something else. They are very high in fiber and potassium but really (if possible) are best when cooked first in the pressure cooker and then slow cooked in pan or crockpot for several hours with the rest of the ingredients. Bacon, pineapple and other rich flavors & spices really makes this one unique baked bean meal.

This recipe is from Chef Brad, one of my favorite cooks.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 - 12 servings
10 Min
4 Hr 30 Min
Slow Cooker Crock Pot



  • 3 c
    dry cranberry beans
  • 7 c
  • ·
    place beans and water in pressure cooker and pressure at 2nd ring for 45 minutes.

  • 1 lb
    bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium
    onion, diced
  • ·
    add the bacon & cook till crisp. add onion and sauté until tender.

  • 1 1/2 c
    pineapple pieces
  • 3 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/4 c
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    frank's hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    dry mustard
  • 1 Tbsp
    dry curry powder
  • 1 tsp
  • ·
    add water if beans are too thick.

How to Make Baked Cranberry Beans


  1. Rinse off your cranberry beans and sort through them. Soak them in water overnight, rinse & drain or pressure cook them for 45 minutes or until tender.
  2. Gather all the additional ingredients to add to the crock pot with the beans.
  3. Add beans and all ingredients except the onions & bacon. Cook on a medium heat for 3 1/2 hours. Add your sautéed onions and bacon after 1 1/2 hours. Stir beans occasionally.
  4. Check beans at 3 hours to see if they are done. Cook them longer if necessary.
  5. 8-21-13 --- Today I added grilled & chopped all beef angus hot dogs to the beans and topped it with cheddar cheese. It was my dinner tonight.

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About Baked Cranberry Beans

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes Pork
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American

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