A most excellent barbecue bean, and your kitchen won't get overheated while they're cooking!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.

  • In a slow cooker combine ground beef, bacon, onion, baked beans, kidney beans, lima beans, ketchup, liquid smoke, salt, hot sauce and garlic powder. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

Nutrition Facts

471.5 calories; protein 25g 50% DV; carbohydrates 53.2g 17% DV; fat 18.4g 28% DV; cholesterol 60mg 20% DV; sodium 2149.8mg 86% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (48)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2005
Excellent! Got rave reviews at a potluck as is. The next time I used chili sauce instead of ketchup 2 tbsps of dry mustard and a 1/4 cup each of brown sugar and molassas. That was a sweeter version that the kids liked better. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/12/2008
This was not good and a waste of ingredients! This had way too much liquid smoke flavor and desperately needed brown sugar. Unfortunately will not make again even with altered ingredients - it was that bad!! Read More
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64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2005
Excellent! Got rave reviews at a potluck as is. The next time I used chili sauce instead of ketchup 2 tbsps of dry mustard and a 1/4 cup each of brown sugar and molassas. That was a sweeter version that the kids liked better. Read More
(50)
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2007
I now make this with half ground beef and half ground sausage. Tastes awesome! I have made this for 2 different events/potlucks and each time i got SOOO many compliments. I think these are the best barbecue beans i've eaten. It yields a lot though so if you are making it for the family as a side dish i would half it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2005
Love this recipe! Every time I make these beans I get asked for the recipe and receive many compliments. I love cooking things in the slow cooker because you can put the beans and the slow cooker and forget them until they are ready. Very easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2009
Only a couple small changes....1TB of salt as listed is too much sodium/used 1 tsp and as other posters noted it needs brown sugar and added 1/3 of a cup. 5 stars with less salt/add brown sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
Amazing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2007
Very good. Well worth the effort to cook the onions ahead of time along with the bacon and beef. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2009
I really liked this recipe. I made it for a BBQ yesterday and everyone loved it. The only changes I made were using 1/2 cup ketchup and 1/2 BBQ sauce (with a little mustard mixed in) instead of all ketchup. And I used 1 can of light and one can of dark kidney beans and omitted the lima beans. I did add some brown sugar as others suggested and it was a hit! People have been asking me for the recipe all day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2004
Awesome! I did add about 1/4-1/3 cup of brown sugar though. I will definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/11/2008
This was not good and a waste of ingredients! This had way too much liquid smoke flavor and desperately needed brown sugar. Unfortunately will not make again even with altered ingredients - it was that bad!! Read More
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