Bunkhouse Beans

Shay Driver


My mom found the original version of this recipe in a cooking magazine when I was in high school. It has always been a favorite of my entire family, and--over the years--I have amended the recipe to my personal tastes, and made it more simple by using a crock pot. The wonderful part of this recipe is that it is so effortless and tastes and feels great on a cold day! Also great as an easy meal for breakfast:)

★★★★★ 5 votes
15 Min
6 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Who's ready for a cookout?! These beans are killer and the perfect pick for your next picnic. We used Kielbasa and wouldn't have changed a thing.


1 c
2/3 c
bbq sauce
whole sweet onion, chopped
2 can(s)
pork and beans (28 oz, each)
1 can(s)
chili beans (15 oz.)
1 can(s)
black beans, rinsed and drained
sausage links, kielbasa, bacon (cooked and drained), or other meat of choice
jalapeno pepper, chopped, optional (for those who like it spicy)
2/3 c
brown sugar, optional (for those who like their baked beans on the sweeter side)


1Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker, stir to combine, set on low or slow cook option for 6-8 hours stirring occasionally (if you are able). When mixture has thickened and is hot and bubbly, it is ready to eat!
This is great as a side for burgers, but hearty enough to be a main dish by itself. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #barbecue, #beans, #baked, #BBQ