Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans Recipe -
Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans Recipe
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Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans

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"A most excellent barbecue bean, and your kitchen won't get overheated while they're cooking!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 15 mins


  1. Place beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.
  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a slow cooker combine ground beef, bacon, onion, baked beans, kidney beans, lima beans, ketchup, liquid smoke, salt, hot sauce and garlic powder. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 03, 2005

Excellent! Got rave reviews at a potluck as is. The next time, I used chili sauce instead of ketchup, 2 tbsps of dry mustard, and a 1/4 cup each of brown sugar and molassas. That was a sweeter version that the kids liked better.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 11, 2008

This was not good and a waste of ingredients! This had way too much liquid smoke flavor and desperately needed brown sugar. Unfortunately will not make again even with altered ingredients - it was that bad!!

Aug 20, 2007

I now make this with half ground beef and half ground sausage. Tastes awesome! *********** I have made this for 2 different events/potlucks and each time i got SOOO many compliments. I think these are the best barbecue beans i've eaten. It yields a lot though so if you are making it for the family as a side dish, i would half it.

Jul 09, 2005

Love this recipe! Every time I make these beans I get asked for the recipe and receive many compliments. I love cooking things in the slow cooker because you can put the beans and the slow cooker and forget them until they are ready. Very easy!

Jan 25, 2011


Apr 22, 2009

Only a couple small changes....1TB of salt as listed is too much sodium/used 1 tsp and as other posters noted it needs brown sugar and added 1/3 of a cup. 5 stars with less salt/add brown sugar.

Jun 16, 2009

I really liked this recipe. I made it for a BBQ yesterday and everyone loved it. The only changes I made were using 1/2 cup ketchup and 1/2 BBQ sauce (with a little mustard mixed in) instead of all ketchup. And I used 1 can of light and one can of dark kidney beans and omitted the lima beans. I did add some brown sugar as others suggested and it was a hit! People have been asking me for the recipe all day.

Oct 07, 2007

Very good. Well worth the effort to cook the onions ahead of time along with the bacon and beef.


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  • Calories
  • 472 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.2 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 18.4 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 9.9 g
  • 40%
  • Protein
  • 25 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 2150 mg
  • 86%

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

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