Very easy and tasty baked beans. Made these for tailgating for football games all the time and were a big hit!



Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and onion in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; pour into a slow cooker.

  • Cook and stir bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes; add to beef.

  • Stir pork and beans, kidney beans, white sugar, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, and liquid smoke into the beef mixture.

  • Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts

164 calories; 7.7 g protein; 24.1 g carbohydrates; 17.6 mg cholesterol; 379.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
I decided to do everything in this recipe except the hamburger meat since I was serving them today with hamburgers. I went to the cupboard to pull everything out and didn't have a can of pork and beans. I guess I should have known...I don't always keep those on hand. I forged ahead anyway and used more bacon than called for but added maple syrup and a sweet peach salsa instead of the white sugar to the mix to add more liquid. I also added garlic to this and put everything on high for about 4 hours. This worked out really well and my company loved it; next time I'll try with actual pork and beans. I love that this goes in the slow cooker; makes it super easy. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Instead of hamburger, I added ground smoked brisket and served at a family reunion. Everyone said it was the best they have ever had. I have shared this recipe many times since. Definitely the all time favorite! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I made these for an impromptu barbecue on Memorial Day. Easy as pie. I left out the bacon because I didn't want to mess with cooking any but that would have added flavor and yumminess to already very tasty recipe. Guests loved it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I finally found a recipe that's better than my brothers! This was easy and very yummy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Amazing! Best I have ever had! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Followed the recipe exactly and it was DELICIOUS!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I got the job of bringing baked beans to a pitch-in while camping so wanted to find a crockpot recipe to make it easier. I cooked up the beef & onion & bacon earlier in the week & froze it in a gallon freezer. I also added the wet ingredients (minus the canned beans) in another baggie & tossed in the cooler. We tossed the frozen meat in the cooler at the beginning of our trip and allowed it to thaw. On the morning of preparation I used a crockpot liner and stirred in all the ingredients. The recipe got rave reviews from everyone at the party! I think I used a slightly different combination of beans based on what I had on hand but mostly followed the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I have now made this several times as directed. It is a big hit with everyone at our parties! My husband loves to smoke meat and what side is better than beans! It is easy to prep the night before and then place in the crock pot in the morning! I'm all about easy and good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Hey I made it. I'm not a cook but it was simple and I really really enjoyed every mouthful. Thanks I'll give more recipes an opportunity to for me to give them a try!! Read More