slow cooker white beans

Slow Cooker White Beans with Whole Grain Mustard Beer Sauce

Slow cooker white beans are cooked in a whole grain mustard beer sauce for a flavorful and healthy side dish. This is a hearty crock pot recipe with easy prep!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 197kcal
Author Alyssa


  • 3 16-oz cans white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tbsp)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup whole grain mustard
  • 2 tsp hot sauce or more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 12- oz can or bottle of beer (see note)


  • Add all ingredients except the beer to a slow cooker and stir to evenly combine everything. Add enough beer to comfortably submerge the beans - this may take a little less than the full 12 ounces of beer.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours, or until the beans and onions have softened to your liking. The beans and onions will have absorbed some of the cooking liquid, but not all.


I suggest using an ale here, but feel free to get creative and use something darker like a stout if you like!


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.8g | Protein: 9.7g | Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 8.2g | Sugar: 9.3g | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 3.6mg