Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans


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


6 h 15 m servings 472 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 472 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 18.4 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.2g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 25 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 2150 mg
  • 86%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 50 Ratings


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 sweete...

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 th...

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 coo...


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.

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 o...

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

Awesome! I did add about 1/4-1/3 cup of brown sugar though. I will definitely make it again!

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...