Darn Good Loaded Crockpot BBQ Beans

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Diane Hopson Smith

By
@DeeDee2011

We love BBQ beans with steak, hamburger, chicken, pork or just about anything thing you toss on the grill. We actually could make a meal off of these beans!

I often get asked for the recipe so today I measured!

I usually cook them in the oven but today I decided to try my BBQ beans in the crockpot and they came out perfect.

When I cook these in the oven I don't fry the bacon, I just lay it on top of the beans and cook uncovered.

Hope you enjoy!

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8 to 10
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
2 Hr 20 Min
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

6 slice
bacon (i used hickory smoked), fried and crumbled
1 lb
lean ground beef
1 c
onions, chopped
1/2 c
bell pepper, chopped
1
(28-oz) can baked beans (i used bush's original
1
(16-oz) can lima beans (i used a pint of canned lima's)
1/2 c
ketchup
1/2 c
of your favorite bbq sauce (i used sweet baby rays original)
2 to 3 Tbsp
yellow mustard
1/4 c
packed brown sugar (i used dark)
2 to 3 Tbsp
white vinegar
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
everglades seasoning (or your favorite seasoning salt)
1 to 2 tsp
red pepper flakes, optional (some like hot, some like it hotter)
fresh ground pepper

How to Make Darn Good Loaded Crockpot BBQ Beans

Step-by-Step

  • 1Fry bacon; crumble and set aside.

    Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium heat, stirring until crumbly; drain. I added onion and bell pepper to the meat. NOTE: You can saute the onion and bell pepper in bacon grease if you prefer and then add to meat.
  • 2Combine the cooked ground beef mixture with the remaining ingredients (except the bacon) in a crock-pot, mixing well. NOTE: I always spray the crock with PAM for easier cleanup.
  • 3Cook on high for 2 to 2 1/2 hours (or on low for 4 to 5 hours). Add fried bacon last 30 minutes of cooking time.
  • 4NOTE: If you don't have a crockpot, no problem, just cook over a low to medium heat on top or the stove. Or in the oven at 325 degrees for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours (uncovered).

    Serve with your favorite meat off the grill! Enjoy!

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About Darn Good Loaded Crockpot BBQ Beans

Course/Dish: Beef, Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #BBQ