Bourbon Barbecue Slow Cooker Beans

Bourbon Barbecue Slow Cooker Beans

ericaepp 4

"I am asked to bring these 'trucker beans' to almost every summer bbq! Rich, meaty and satisfying. These beans make a great side dish, are perfect to bring to a pot luck picnic, or hearty enough to be eaten as a meal."

Ingredients 10 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 466 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 466 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 19.1 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.2g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 21.1 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 1237 mg
  • 49%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Rinse the beans, and place in a very large pot. Cover beans with water, add the bay leaf, and bring to a boil. Simmer until all of the water is absorbed, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove the bay leaf.
  2. Place the chopped bacon in a large, deep skillet; cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until evenly browned, about 5 minutes. Drain the bacon on a paper towel-lined plate. Return the skillet to the heat, and add the ground beef; cook until the beef is cooked through and browned, about 5 minutes. Drain fat.
  3. Combine the beans, bacon, ground beef, sliced kielbasa, onion, green pepper, red pepper, chicken broth, barbeque sauce, Worcestershire sauce, honey, maple syrup, bourbon, and mustard in the crock of a slow cooker, and stir well to combine. Turn the slow cooker to Low heat, and cook until the beans are tender, 8 to 10 hours.
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  1. 8 Ratings


Yummm...And, so easy to make! I've done them all, from the Williamsburg bean pot receipe in the oven for 8 hours to "doctoring" canned beans (awful!). This is one to try1


Took this to our cul-de-sac cook-out everyone (especially the men) loved them and came home with an empty crock pot. Going to make them again for family reunion next week in Texas.

~NorCal Mom~

I was disappointed with these beans. For one, it took a lot of ingredients and time, and two, I was looking for a really good bbq bean recipe. I made this yesterday for a super bowl party, and the whole thing just didn't jive right with me. It was kind of like a chili, but with a bbq taste. I didn't care for the bacon and hamburger in there and I I love these ingredients. All I can say is, people got a bowl, took a bite or two and set it aside, including myself. I followed the recipe exactly too. It sounded good at first, but all together, it didn't taste right for me. Sorry.