Mother Earth's Baked Beans

Mother Earth's Baked Beans

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Terra 0

"Slow-cooked richness in a fast-paced world, this hearty recipe is sure to add comfort and satisfy the largest of appetites. You'd swear it was almost homemade."

Ingredients 15 h 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 394 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 394 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 58.4g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 20.8 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 888 mg
  • 36%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels; reserve about 2 tablespoons bacon drippings in the skillet. Crumble bacon and transfer to a slow cooker.
  2. Cook and stir ground beef and onion in bacon drippings in skillet over medium heat until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer ground beef mixture to the slow cooker.
  3. Mix brown sugar, barbeque sauce, ketchup, mustard, molasses, liquid smoke flavoring, black pepper, and chili powder in a bowl; pour over ground beef-bacon mixture. Stir well. Add baked beans, kidney beans, Great Northern beans, and pinto beans; mix well.
  4. Cook on Low for 6 hours; refrigerate overnight for 8 hours. Reheat in slow cooker until warmed, at least 1 hour.
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Katy
9/25/2014

I made this for a pot luck. Didn't change a thing in the recipe. Got rave reviews and was asked for the recipe even several weeks afterwards. Will surely make it again

PELWAR
7/30/2013

I made these for a family reunion and everyone loved them. They were getting a little dry towards the end of the cooking time so I just mixed up a little water, ketchup & bar-b-que sauce and they were fine. I would definitely make these again.

lutzflcat
1/21/2015

This reminds me somewhat of Calico Beans which I bake in the oven. It definitely has a good blend of flavors and beans. I’m not convinced that it needs 6 hours in the slow cooker, then refrigerated overnight, and reheated in the slow cooker for an hour the next day. I slow-cooked it today, we ate it today, and it was very good! Slow cooking may be a convenience for some, but I think cooking stovetop or even baking in the oven also would be fine. I did omit the liquid smoke which we don’t care for. Terra, thanks for sharing your recipe.