Easy Crock Pot Cowboy beans

Beth Pierce


I am in love with these mouthwatering Easy Crock Pot Cowboy Beans. They are just that good. Made them again last night and I thought hubby and I were going to have to play rock paper scissors for the last little bit in the crock pot. They are the perfect busy family meal. They simmer in the crock pot for four hours on high or six to seven hours on low. They are a complete meal unless you would want to add a salad and/or rolls. Are you always in a hurry do the skillet step the night before, store in the fridge and then dump in the crock in the morning.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
5 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 6 slice
    smoked bacon coarsely chopped
  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1
    medium onion chopped
  • 2 slice
    (1/4 inch thick) smoked ham diced
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1
    can (16 ounces) pinto beans
  • 1
    can (15 ounces) black beans
  • 1
    can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with hatch green chilies (see notes)
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    kansas city style barbecue sauce (see notes)

How to Make Easy Crock Pot Cowboy beans


  1. In large skillet over medium heat cook bacon until it starts to crisp on the edges. Add ground beef and onion; cook until beef is browned and bacon is crispy. Add ham and cook another 1-2 minutes to get it a little crispy. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Remove from heat, drain any excess grease and add to crock pot.
  2. To crock pot add beans, diced tomatoes, brown sugar, yellow mustard, ketchup and barbecue sauce.
  3. Cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 4 hours.

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