This slow cooker recipe delivers a hearty dish of hamburger, bacon, and beans in a thick and sweet sauce.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
3 hrs 10 mins
total:
3 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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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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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir hamburger and bacon together in the hot skillet until hamburger is browned and crumbly, 7 to 10 minutes.

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  • Stir cooked hamburger and bacon, baked beans with pork, kidney beans, lima beans, onions, ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard together in the crock of your slow cooker.

  • Cook on Low until hot and thickened, at least 3 hours.

Nutrition Facts

471 calories; protein 24.8g; carbohydrates 67.7g; fat 12.6g; cholesterol 52.6mg; sodium 1216.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2015
Excellent beans but it makes a lot! I did change a couple of things but I think the original recipe would be delicious! I used a 28oz can of Bushes baked beans 1 can of chili beans and 1 can of navy beans. I did use the full cup of sugar and catsup. I sprinkled a good amount of dried onions instead of using diced. I also only used 1/2 lb ground beef and no bacon (trying to lower the calories). Let cook for about 4 hours on low then 1 hour on high without the lid.. thickened right up. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/29/2015
I liked the recipe. The next time I make it I will decrease the amount of sugar to half. As written in my opinion it is a tad too sweet. I also added hot sauce in an attempt to cut the sweetness. I will again add hot sauce to spice it up a bit. Read More
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50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2015
Excellent beans but it makes a lot! I did change a couple of things but I think the original recipe would be delicious! I used a 28oz can of Bushes baked beans 1 can of chili beans and 1 can of navy beans. I did use the full cup of sugar and catsup. I sprinkled a good amount of dried onions instead of using diced. I also only used 1/2 lb ground beef and no bacon (trying to lower the calories). Let cook for about 4 hours on low then 1 hour on high without the lid.. thickened right up. Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2015
I would love to give these beans a try. However, I am rethinking this simply because no one has reviewed this recipe without making as is. And again, their review is based on their changes. If, after making a recipe, I feel a need to make changes the next time, I will be respectful and keep my changes to myself and save only, with my changes. Just saying. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2015
These are very delicious. I did substitute kidney beans with chile beans and pinto beans for lima beans because I can't stand them. But everything else was as written. Flavor was great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2015
This is a really good combination of beans ground beef and bacon and the taste is similar to a traditional Calico Beans. I knew 1 cup of brown sugar would be way too sweet for our tastes so I cut that in half and we were happy with the level of sweetness. Enjoyed this with some mini jalapeño corn muffins. Thanks for sharing this one's easy and gets a thumbs up in this house! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2015
Very tasty I did add red and green peppers along with red and sweet onions took samplings to work and every one loved it. Served with cornbread. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2015
Made as is: This Hobo Beans model is sheer genius; the key is finding the right quality ingredient brands ( not necessarily the top dollar ones either!! ) to make per directions---and it's not hard to do. First time I was amazed at the balance to Tex-Mex and BBQ smokehouse flavor essences something I really didn't expect. Kids love this dish served them in taco shell bowls topped with shredded cheese ( cheddar or pepperjack ) and I've wowed guests stuffing Hobo Beans in emptied green pepper shells and oven roasting them. This Hobo Beans model WILL inspire you to add personal artisan touches / tweaks--but you got to first make this by the book. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2016
Followed the recipe as written ish. Great recipe, real comfort food. However after reading reviews I decided to cut sugar in half. It sounded like a lot of brown sugar for that amount of ingredients and collectively we all thought it was still a bit too sweet. Will certainly make again but next time I will start with a 1/4 cup and add if I need to. Truth be known I had it for breakfast the next morning. What was I suppose to do? It was just sitting in the crockpot calling my name! Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
06/29/2015
I liked the recipe. The next time I make it I will decrease the amount of sugar to half. As written in my opinion it is a tad too sweet. I also added hot sauce in an attempt to cut the sweetness. I will again add hot sauce to spice it up a bit. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2017
I love this recipe as is!!!! It's always a crowd pleaser and it makes ALOT!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the recipe Read More
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