Slow Cooker Bean Casserole AKA Sweet Chili Recipe -
Slow Cooker Bean Casserole AKA Sweet Chili Recipe
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Slow Cooker Bean Casserole AKA Sweet Chili

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"This is a ground beef and pork and bean casserole that my mom used to make. It has a BBQ flavor to it. My kids ask for it twice a week!! Serve with cornbread or brown bread."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. In a slow cooker, mix together ketchup, molasses, mustard, pork and beans, salt, and pepper.
  2. Cook bacon and bell pepper in a large skillet over medium heat for about 5 to 7 minutes, then add to the slow cooker. In same skillet, brown beef, and stir into the slow cooker.
  3. Cover, and cook on High setting for 1 hour.
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  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 08, 2008

This was a pretty good, "Base recipe", or a recipe that's easily modified. As many others have done, I changed the bean to meat ratio a bit and added onion. I've cooked for almost 30 years, 10+ as a professional chef. In all this time I've never thought to add hamburger to baked beans. Simple idea that works well. But I find it odd that so many people, (Including the author) refer to this as, "Chili". It's not chili. There are countless variations on chili, from "Texas style", to, "Cincinnati style" and everything in between. But one thing they all have in common is that they contain some sort of chile pepper, be it fresh, dried, paste, liquid, or whatever. A green bell pepper doesn't really count for this one. There's a reason chili is called, "Chili"...It has to contain CHILE. It's funny how many people have either said that this is their favorite chili recipe or that it wasn't very good chili. It's NOT chili and it's NOT supposed to be! I recently tried a new chocolate cake recipe...It wasn't very good chili either...But my family thought it was the best chili they ever tasted! ;~} I did really like the, "Slow Cooker Bean Casserole though.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 11, 2004

Sorry, I was not impressed with this one. It is not thick enough to be a casserole but too thick to be a chili. In addition, not sure how crazy we are about the taste. Family was divided on it. Either way, won't make again. Thanks anyways.

Jun 05, 2003

I used onions instead of green peppers, syrup instead of molasses and prepared mustard. My family loved this...very similar to what my Mother-in-law use to make but she added 1 tsp. cinnamon. This is also great for scout camp cookouts. Just eat the chili on hamburger or hotdog buns.

Dec 29, 2003

My husband is a picky eater and he loved this. He said it was the best chili I had ever made. I did use maple syrup instead of molasses and I doubled the amount. I also used prepared mustard instead of dry. It was wonderful. Thank you for this recipe!!!!!! Chantelle in Alabama

May 08, 2008

I make this all the time on the stove top but last thing i do is put it in a 9 x 13 cake pan and put biscuits on top and bake in oven until golden browned. Or I have used homemade corn bread on top instead of biscuits. Either way this is one recipe to keep around.

May 08, 2008

My Mom used to make this recipe when we were little, only she would add a can of stewed tomatos to it and would cut up red and green peppers (very small for our eagle eyes to miss). We loved it and it was a meal that Mom could stretch her dollar with and it didn't come out of a box!

Mar 26, 2008

My husband really liked this and even my 2 year old ate most of hers. I followed other's suggestions (mainly because those are the things I had on hand) and decreased the ground beef to 1 lb., used maple syrup in place of molasses, added 1/4 c. extra ketchup, used onion instead of bell pepper and doubled the baked beans. I also added some hotdog - which was great for the texture. Try it! :)

Jun 17, 2003

We really enjoyed this recipe. I found it to be very flavourful and so simple to prepare. My husband and daughter hate bell peppers so i added corn and chopped onion instead. I served it with some baked cheese bread and a garden salad. The great thing about this dish is that it is very filling!!!


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  • Calories
  • 470 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.1 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 92 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 25.5 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 27.9 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 1086 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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