These Diabetic Boston Baked Beans are super easy to make thanks to the Slow Cooker. A great dump and run recipe. And as a bonus, it's diabetic friendly.
💭 Disclaimer for Diabetic Recipes
Managing your Diabetes from day to day varies from person to person based on several factors: type of diabetes, age, weight, etc.
As a general rule, your best choice will be foods lower in carbs, saturated fat, trans fat, added sugar and sodium. We recommend consulting with a Registered Dietitian about your specific situation.
For the tart apples, you can use whatever kind you have on hand but when making this recipe I prefer to use Granny Smith Apples. You can always find them at your local grocery store. Pink Lady apples are also a good alternative.
Baked Beans is one of my favorite side dishes to make during the summer when I am grilling. I find that baked bean dishes go especially well with chicken or any type of red meat cooked on the grill.
This Baked Bean recipe is not your typical baked bean dish. The ham, apples and raisins add a bunch of flavor to an otherwise plain pot of baked beans.
Cooking time can vary by a couple of hours but you will know when the beans are ready when the apples are tender.
Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it's cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. By just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.
If you've ever wondered what part of the pig Ham comes from check out the picture below. Surprised?
💭 Recipe Tip
Don't you hate it when raisins get stuck together in a big clump? To unstick the raisins, wet your hands with a little water then work the raisins apart.
For more great recipes with Chili Sauce, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Diabetic Boston Baked Beans recipe in your Slow Cooker (see recipe card for quantities): Raisins, Yellow Onion, Tart Apples, Chili Sauce, Ham, Baked Beans, Baked Beans (no salt), Ground Dry Mustard and Sweet Relish.
🥣 How to make Diabetic Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans
In a slow cooker, add all the ingredients and stir to combine.
Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 6 hours.
Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans (Diabetic)
- Slow Cooker
- 1 Cup Raisins
- 2 small Yellow Onion, diced
- 2 Tart Apples, unpeeled, diced
- 1 Cup Chili Sauce
- 1 Cup Ham, chopped
- 15 oz Baked Beans
- 30 oz Baked Beans, no salt added
- 3 teaspoon Ground Dry Mustard
- ½ Cup Sweet Relish
- In a slow cooker, add all the ingredients and stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 6 hours.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.
I really want to try this recipe but I have a couple of questions. Why are “baked beans” listed twice in the ingredients? What kind of baked beans?
If it’s regular bush’s canned baked beans, I thought they were not diabetic friendly?
If you look at the recipe card, one of the baked beans ingredients has no salt added. I updated the paragraph in question for clarification. As far as this recipe being diabetic friendly, if you google baked beans for diabetes you will find tons of information on this topic. Enjoy!