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Bourbon Barbecue Slow Cooker Beans

Erica Anderson

"I am asked to bring these 'trucker beans' to almost every summer bbq! Rich, meaty and satisfying. These beans make a great side dish, are perfect to bring to a pot luck picnic, or hearty enough to be eaten as a meal."
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Ingredients

10 h 30 m servings 466 cals
Original recipe yields 14 servings

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  1. Rinse the beans, and place in a very large pot. Cover beans with water, add the bay leaf, and bring to a boil. Simmer until all of the water is absorbed, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove the bay leaf.
  2. Place the chopped bacon in a large, deep skillet; cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until evenly browned, about 5 minutes. Drain the bacon on a paper towel-lined plate. Return the skillet to the heat, and add the ground beef; cook until the beef is cooked through and browned, about 5 minutes. Drain fat.
  3. Combine the beans, bacon, ground beef, sliced kielbasa, onion, green pepper, red pepper, chicken broth, barbeque sauce, Worcestershire sauce, honey, maple syrup, bourbon, and mustard in the crock of a slow cooker, and stir well to combine. Turn the slow cooker to Low heat, and cook until the beans are tender, 8 to 10 hours.

Footnotes

  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 466 calories; 19.1 g fat; 44.2 g carbohydrates; 21.1 g protein; 54 mg cholesterol; 1237 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Yummm...And, so easy to make! I've done them all, from the Williamsburg bean pot receipe in the oven for 8 hours to "doctoring" canned beans (awful!). This is one to try1

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I was disappointed with these beans. For one, it took a lot of ingredients and time, and two, I was looking for a really good bbq bean recipe. I made this yesterday for a super bowl party, and...

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Yummm...And, so easy to make! I've done them all, from the Williamsburg bean pot receipe in the oven for 8 hours to "doctoring" canned beans (awful!). This is one to try1

Took this to our cul-de-sac cook-out everyone (especially the men) loved them and came home with an empty crock pot. Going to make them again for family reunion next week in Texas.

I was disappointed with these beans. For one, it took a lot of ingredients and time, and two, I was looking for a really good bbq bean recipe. I made this yesterday for a super bowl party, and...

I made this, and did not care for it. The alcohol smell was very powerful, and just seemed to intesify the longer is cooked. I won't be making this ever again, sorry.

These were good, and I would definitely consider them a main dish instead of side due to the three types of meat in it. I would think about making them again but would add some garlic and subtr...

I make every year for July 4th picnics. Everyone loves it!! I cook the ground beef and bacon a couple of day earlier and soak the beans for 12 hours the day before. I use a crock pot and cook on...

Not super impressed. lingredients lead me to believe there would be more barbecue flavor. Mot so. Even with all the great ingredients, this was a little bland.

very good