Slow Cooker Baked Beans

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Slow Cooker Baked Beans feature three kinds of beans and a half pound of cheddar cheese adding something extra to the traditional baked beans recipe.
These Slow Cooker Baked Beans feature three kinds of bean that adds something extra to the classic flavor of the traditional baked beans recipe.

Slow Cooker Baked Beans using canned beans recipe:

Barbara adapted a three bean hot salad from the In the Kettle at Van Duyn cookbook to create this crock pot recipe. Check out the Easy Triple Chocolate Cake also from this cookbook.

This dish reminds us of Calico Beans without the ground beef. If you wanted to make this dish into an entree rather than a side dish, go ahead and mix in a pound of cooked ground beef.

I have to admit, I’m not a huge fan of basic baked beans but with the variety of beans and the addition of cheese, I have become a lover of these Crock Pot Baked Beans.

And as someone who usually has a good supply of “staples” in my pantry, I love that this recipe features common ingredients that most are likely to have on hand on any given day.

Slow Cooker Baked Beans are the perfect side dish for picnics, family dinners and potlucks.

 

On a side note, as I was writing this I noted that I was struggling finding more to say about baked beans when a oh-so-helpful person who will remain anonymous suggested including:

Beans are good for the heart,

The more you eat,

The more you …

I will leave the rest of that song for you to finish on your own. All I could say was “bless your heart.”

How to Make Slow Cooker BBQ Baked Beans:

Instructions:

  1. Drain off excess liquid in lima and kidney beans.
  2. Fry up bacon and onions until crisp; drain off excess grease.
  3. Add all ingredients to the crock pot insert.  Try using a slow cooker liner for easy cleanup!
  4. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hour.

For the full instructions for crock pot baked beans, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

These Slow Cooker Baked Beans feature three kinds of bean that adds something extra to the classic flavor of the traditional baked beans recipe.

Notes About Slow Cooker BBQ Baked Bean Recipe:

  • Be sure to drain off the liquid from the lima and kidney beans; do not drain the pork and bean juice.
  • After frying up the bacon, you can discard the extra grease but you can keep it. Bacon grease adds great flavor to slow cooker baked beans using canned bean recipe.
  • Three bean hot salad is a blast from the past. Some of our other favorite vintage recipes include Classic Salmon Patties and Ambrosia Salad.

Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Baked Beans feature three kinds of beans and a half pound of cheddar cheese adding something extra to the traditional baked beans recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crock Pot Baked Beans, slow cooker baked beans, slow cooker baked beans using canned beans, slow cooker bbq baked beans, three bean hot salad
Servings: 12
Calories: 235kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. can pork and beans
  • 16 oz. can lima beans
  • 16 oz. can kidney beans
  • 1/2 lb. cheddar cheese grated
  • 6 slices bacon diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Instructions

  • Drain lima beans and kidney beans.
  • Cook bacon and onions until bacon is partially fried.
  • Mix all ingredients together in the slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.

Notes

  • Be sure to drain off the liquid from the lima and kidney beans; do not drain the pork and bean juice.
  • After frying up the bacon, you can discard the extra grease but you can keep it. Bacon grease adds great flavor to slow cooker baked beans using canned bean recipe.
  • Three bean hot salad is a blast from the past. Some of our other favorite vintage recipes include Classic Salmon Patties and Ambrosia Salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 622mg | Potassium: 384mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 2mg

Linking up to Whatcha Crockin’ Wednesday!

These Slow Cooker Baked Beans feature three kinds of bean that adds something extra to the classic flavor of the traditional baked beans recipe.

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  1. Been looking for a good bean recipe ever since Bush’s Country Style Beans were recalled. Have been hesitate about purchasing them again and they were my favorite canned beans. Thanks for the recipe and will be trying it very soon.

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