Aunt Ro's Baked Beans

Aunt Ro's Baked Beans

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"This is my Aunt Ro's recipe for baked beans. It's closer to chili than baked beans, and it's great for a potluck or BBQ."

Ingredients 4 h 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 809 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 809 kcal
  • 40%
  • Fat:
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 128.4g
  • 41%
  • Protein:
  • 38.2 g
  • 76%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 2583 mg
  • 103%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet and cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain on paper towels, crumble, and set aside. Drain bacon fat from the skillet.
  2. Using the same skillet, cook the ground beef and onion over medium heat, stirring until the meat is no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain.
  3. Transfer the ground beef to a slow cooker. Add the pinto beans, butter beans, baked beans with pork, barbeque sauce, ketchup, and brown sugar to the ground beef mixture; stir to blend well. Cover and cook for 4 hours on High. Top each serving with crumbled bacon.
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  1. 78 Ratings

Karen Pauline

Thank you Aunt Ro!!! These are easy and wonderful, and the best thing is they stand up beautifully to adjustments if you don't happen to have everything or want to add something. I live outside of the city in the mountains, so (especially with fuel costs skyrocketing) I can't just run to a store to pick up extra ingredients. The first time I made these I made them exactly as written ... DELICIOUS! Everyone raved! We invited some friends over for a cookout, and among them were people who had been here the first time I made these, and they asked if I would make them again. This time, however, I used what I had in the cupboard for beans: black beans, pinto beans, red bean and Garbanzo beans. I added some chopped garlic and used chopped saute's Brats instead of the burger, and threw in a chopped jalapeno for good measure. MORE raves!! I made a huge crockpot full, and even had people ask if they could take some home ... but no leftovers to speak of. So feel confident with this recipe and make minor changes if need be - this is a keeper!!


We made this for a party and it was a big hit. The only change we made was to add some pressed garlic. Definitely will make this again.


This is one of our family's favorite recipes for picnics or a supper meal. Doesn't have to go in a slow cooker. If you don't have one, just either simmer on low on top of the stove or place in an oven at 250 temperature. Delicious. Great served with green salad and cornbread.