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Cola Beans Recipe
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Cola Beans

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"This is a favorite at potlucks and barbeques! I've often wondered if I get invited for my company or my Cola Beans! I've tried several different brands of colas, but have found that Coke® works best. I like to pre-cook the bacon about half-way so it doesn't make the beans too greasy, but it's not necessary. This recipe can also be cooked in a conventional oven at 350 degrees F for about 1 hour."

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Original recipe makes 24 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 hrs

    10 hrs 15 mins


  1. In a slow cooker, alternately layer the baked beans, bacon, and brown sugar. Pour in some of the cola with each layer, until all has been used.
  2. Cover, and cook 8 to 10 hours on Low or 4 to 6 hours on High.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
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  • Cook's Note:
  • This recipe can also be cooked in a conventional oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 1 hour, or until beans are tender.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 24, 2006

I cut the recipe in half & I used beans w/ onions added & highly recommend it. These have sooo much flavor!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 27, 2006

I don't eat baked beans myself so I had to let hubby be the sole judge on this one. He found it to be incredibly bland and asked me not to waste the ingredients on this one again. He much prefers Baked Beans III from this site.


43 Ratings

Jan 05, 2005

I love this recipe. I made it recently for a tailgate party and everyone loved them. Very easy to put together and smells great while cooking.

Jul 04, 2006

This wasn't my favorite baked beans recipe. Baked beans are already kind of sweet, and the cola and brown sugar just overdid it for us. It also didn't seem very flavorful to me, so I tried adding sauteed onions, but it still wasn't that great. It was fun to try out cooking with cola, though!

Aug 24, 2006

We thought these turned out very good. Great for a potluck dinner.

Jul 29, 2005

These were okay. I think giving them a 5 star rating is way overboard, as they really were nothing special. In my opinion, they taste just like some of the pricer baked beans out of the can. For the prepwork that I put into them, I would rather have just bought a few of those canned beans, heated them up and served them.

Dec 30, 2008

These baked beans get rave reviews every time I make them. It's so easy to put together. We're making them again for New Years Eve. Happy New Year everyone!

Jul 07, 2006

The beans turned out really good, however they weren't much different than most canned baked beans. The cola seemed to make no difference. I don't know if I would make these again.


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  • Calories
  • 207 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.3 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 5.4 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 530 mg
  • 21%

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

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