Are you looking for something warm for those chilly fall days? Or are you looking for a great slow cooker recipe to bring to a potluck? The you simply must try these yummy Cowboy BBQ Beans.

Cowbboy BBQ Beans

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When I first saw this recipe in Gooseberry Patch’s  Slow-Cooker Recipes Cookbook it immediately reminded me of an old family recipe for beans that we would keep cRockin’ all day long when we had company. They guys always went out hunting and the gals all went shopping and EVERYONE looked forward to coming home to these beans!

So needless to say I was eager to see if this recipe could hold up to my childhood memories of those tangy sweet beans and beef.

I was not disappointed one bit!

And neither was Puddie 😉

We loved these beans and they couldn’t be easier to make.

Extra Step Crock Pot Recipes Made Easier

Now this recipe calls for browning your beef ahead of time.  This can be a bit of a pain unless you cook up your ground beef ahead of time and freeze it for such a time as this 😉

Another option is to invest in a slow cooker that can cook on your stovetop so you can keep those “extra step” cRockin’ recipes one-pot meals. *NOTE: Make sure your slow cooker crock is stovetop safe. Most are not. This is a feature you will need to seek out.

If you have a stovetop safe crock, all you do is brown your beef on the stove and then insert the crock back into the slow cooker. How cool is that?


Cowbboy BBQ Beans

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Crock Pot Cowboy BBQ Beans

I went ahead and doubled the beef up in this recipe (my alterations are included in the card below) because my family will eat this as a side and a main dish. Heck, I do believe my family would eat this for dessert if I let them!

The only other alterations I made to this recipe are that I used turkey bacon and I used half the amount of sugar it originally called for cause we are sweet enough to handle it 😉

Check out my version of this recipe below.

Crock Pot Cowboy BBQ Beans

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Serves: 8

Great sweet and tangy bean recipe for the slow cooker. Crock Pot Cowboy BBQ Beans!
  • 1 lb ground beef- browned
  • 8 slices of bacon- cooked and crumbled
  • 15 oz can lima beans-undrained
  • 15 oz can kidney beans-undrained
  • 15 oz can pork & beans-undrained
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar- packed
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke flavoring
  1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 3-4 hours.

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  • Nancy

    Sounds like a winner to me! Will be trying this for sure. Also, love that the sugar has been reduced! 😀

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