bbq crock pot beans

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Gloria Bernal
from Murrieta, CA

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 Crock Pot 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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We love the meat that was added to these slow cooker beans. The ground beef along with red beans make these beans very hearty. These are sweet, without being overly sweet, and have a slight tang. Crumbled bacon on top adds the perfect amount of savoriness. Serve these at your next BBQ for a fuss-free side dish.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 8-10
prep time 30 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For bbq crock pot beans

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 md
    diced onion
  • 1 can
    red beans - or kidney (15 oz size)
  • 2 can
    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

How To Make bbq crock pot beans

  • 1
    In a large frying pan, brown ground beef and onion; drain.
  • 2
    In a large Crock Pot assemble remaining ingredients, except optional bacon.
  • 3
    Stir well.
  • 4
    Add drained meat/onion mixture.
  • 5
    Cook on low 7-8 hours. The 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.
  • 6
    Cook and crumble the bacon.
  • 7
    I keep this on low in a Crock Pot, crumbling the bacon on top just before serving.