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“Adapted by All-Clad "The Slow Cooker Ready and Waiting Cookbook" by Rick Rodgers. Notes from the recipe "These are the ultimate beans to bring to a picnic or barbecue. Be sure to use par-cooked beans, they won't cook through if they are just soaked." Prep time does not include overnight soaking.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs dried great northern beans, sorted for stones rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons large onions, chopped
  • 1 head garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 (12 ounce) cans cola
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup molasses
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place beans in large bowl and add enough water to cover by 2 inches; let stand for at least 8 hours or overnight (refrigerate in hot weather). Drain well.
  2. Transfer to large pot and add enough fresh water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans are half-cooked, about 30 minutes. Drain and transfer to the crock pot.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large fry pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add beans, stir in cola, ketchup, and molasses. Cover and cook on high until beans are completely tender, 6 to 7 hours. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Let stand 20 minutes before serving.

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