Slow Cooker Beans

Indulge in the savoury delight of slow-cooked beans with crispy bacon simmered in flavourful stock, resulting in a comforting and hearty dish that’s sure to satisfy.

Serves: 4-6

Prep time: 10 mins, plus soaking time | Cook time: 4 hours 10 mins


  • 2 cups (400g) dried white beans
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 200g bacon, chopped finely (optional)
  • 1 brown onion, chopped finely
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 1 litre Campbell’s Real Stock – Salt-Reduced Chicken
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Crusty bread, to serve


  1. Place beans in a bowl and cover with water. Stand overnight.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan on medium. Add bacon, if using and cook, stirring for 3-4 mins until golden. Add onion, celery, carrot and garlic. Transfer to a 4.5L (18-cup) slow cooker with tomato paste, Campbell’s Real Stock and herbs.
  3. Cook, covered, for 4 hrs on high (or 8 hrs on low) or until beans tender and sauce thickens. Season to taste.
  4. Serve with crusty bread.

Tip: for a thicker consistency, cook, uncovered for the last 30-60 mins.

Recipe and image kindly supplied by Arnott’s.

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