BBQ crockpot beans

Gloria Bernal


The perfect summer recipe for picnics, reunions or summer parties. I'm always asked for the recipe, men especially love these. I always double this recipe as it goes fast.

These can be made in a crockpot slowly, or if time is a factor, on the stove, in about 1-1/2 hrs. Use a heavy dutch oven type pan.

Note: do not eliminate the instant coffee or liquid smoke. They are essential to the rich taste of these beans.

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30 Min


6 Hr


Slow Cooker Crock Pot


1 lb
ground beef
1 medium
diced onion
1 can(s)
red beans - or kidney (15 oz size)
2 can(s)
pork n beans (15 oz) or one large can
1/2 c
1/4 c
prepared mustard
2/3 c
brown sugar (light or dark)
2 Tbsp
instant coffee granules
1 Tbsp
liquid smoke
6 slice
cooked bacon, crumbled for topping

Directions Step-By-Step

In large frying pan, brown ground beef and onion, drain.

In large crock-pot assemble remaining ingredients, except optional bacon. Add drained meat/onion mixture and leave on low 7-8 hours. Mixture will thicken as it cools. The longer you cook, the thicker the consistency. If cooking on stove-top, cover after bringing it to a bubbling simmer, set flame to low and cook about 1-1/2 hours.
I keep this on low in a crock pot, crumbling the bacon on top just before serving.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids