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Slow-Cooker Potluck Beans

It was the morning of our family potluck, and I still needed something to take. I threw together this recipe while drinking my morning coffee. By the end of the gathering, the beans were all gone and someone had even washed the crock for me! —Mary Anne Thygesen, Portland, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) butter beans
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) navy beans


  • In a greased 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker, mix first 4 ingredients. Rinse and drain beans; stir into coffee mixture. Cook, covered, on low until flavors are blended, 4-5 hours.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled beans in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a covered saucepan, stirring occasionally; add water if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 243 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 538mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 10g fiber), 14g protein.

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