Mother Earth's Baked Beans

Mother Earth's Baked Beans

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"Slow-cooked richness in a fast-paced world, this hearty recipe is sure to add comfort and satisfy the largest of appetites. You'd swear it was almost homemade."
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15 h 35 m servings 394 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 394 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 58.4g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 20.8 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 888 mg
  • 36%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels; reserve about 2 tablespoons bacon drippings in the skillet. Crumble bacon and transfer to a slow cooker.
  2. Cook and stir ground beef and onion in bacon drippings in skillet over medium heat until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer ground beef mixture to the slow cooker.
  3. Mix brown sugar, barbeque sauce, ketchup, mustard, molasses, liquid smoke flavoring, black pepper, and chili powder in a bowl; pour over ground beef-bacon mixture. Stir well. Add baked beans, kidney beans, Great Northern beans, and pinto beans; mix well.
  4. Cook on Low for 6 hours; refrigerate overnight for 8 hours. Reheat in slow cooker until warmed, at least 1 hour.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.



This reminds me somewhat of Calico Beans which I bake in the oven. It definitely has a good blend of flavors and beans. I’m not convinced that it needs 6 hours in the slow cooker, then refrige...

I made this for a pot luck. Didn't change a thing in the recipe. Got rave reviews and was asked for the recipe even several weeks afterwards. Will surely make it again

I made these for a family reunion and everyone loved them. They were getting a little dry towards the end of the cooking time so I just mixed up a little water, ketchup & bar-b-que sauce and the...

Very good. Recipes like this I usually make the day before cooking them, to meld the flavors (also added 1T. Worcestershire sauce). I put it in a 9x13 pan, & it came to within a 1/2 inch of the ...

I have always loved this combination....used to have it as a a main dish when my kids were growing up! Made it for a friend's surprise birthday party/barbecue, and the recipe was requested by s...