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Prep Time
15 mins
Cooking Time
12 h
Total Time
20 h 30 m


1 lb
dried navy beans
500 g
3/4 cup
chopped dried pitted dates
175 mL
1 cup
tomato sauce
250 mL
1/3 cup
tomato paste
75 mL
slice bacon, finely chopped
large onion, diced
cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp
finely chopped fresh thyme
15 mL
1/2 tsp
mustard powder
2 mL
1/2 tsp
each salt and pepper
2 mL


Step 1

Rinse beans, place in bowl, add water to cover and soak 12 hr. Drain and place in slow cooker (4.5 to 6 L capacity).

Step 2

In heatproof bowl, stir together dates and 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) boiling water; let stand 15 min.

Step 3

Add the dates and soaking water to the slow cooker. Mix in tomato sauce, tomato paste, bacon, onion, garlic, thyme, mustard powder, salt and pepper.

Step 4

Cover and cook on LOW setting 8 hr., stirring occasionally, until beans are tender. Serve with a side salad and roll for supper.


For an easy breakfast, serve leftover beans with toast and fruit on the side. Or used as a filling for burritos and quesadillas.
Instead of soaking beans overnight, cook them quickly in a multi-cooker: Place 1 lb (500 g) dried navy beans and 8 cups (2 L) water (or to cover) in multi-cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH PRESSURE 12 min., or until beans are tender. Drain and rinse before using in recipe.

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Nutritional Facts Per Serving

Nutrition Description:
Per serving (1/6 of the recipe):
2 g
65 g
21 g
15 g
17 g
550 mg
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