Cola Beans


This is a favorite at potlucks and barbeques! I've often wondered if I get invited for my company or my Cola Beans! I've tried several different brands of colas, but have found that Coke® works best. I like to pre-cook the bacon about half-way so it doesn't make the beans too greasy, but it's not necessary. This recipe can also be baked in a conventional oven at 350 degrees F for about 1 hour.

Cola Beans in square white dish
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 hrs
Total Time:
10 hrs 15 mins
24 servings


  • 4 (28 ounce) cans baked beans, drained

  • ½ pound bacon

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can cola soft drink (such as Coke®)


  1. In a slow cooker, alternately layer the baked beans, bacon, and brown sugar. Pour in some of the cola with each layer, until all has been used.

  2. Cover, and cook 8 to 10 hours on Low or 4 to 6 hours on High. (See Cook's Note for oven directions.)

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

This recipe can also be cooked in a conventional oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 1 hour, or until beans are tender.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

207 Calories
5g Fat
38g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 207
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 530mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 7g
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 325mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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