great bacon beans

Great Bacon Beans a.k.a Cowboy Beans

These beans are the best in the world! Great Bacon beans are meaty, sweet and tangy. Loaded with three types of beans and two types of meat these beans mean business.

Great Bacon Beans are perfect for parties, holiday gatherings, potlucks and of course game day! Another great side dish to go with these beans is my famous 5 Ingredient Creamed Corn.

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Cowboy Beans

Great Bacon Beans go by many names.. Cowboy Beans, Calico Beans and Beef and Bacon Beans. It all depends on what area of the country you live in. But where ever you live and what ever you call these they are delicious!

These are my Aunt Mary-Jane’s recipe and I don’t think she has ever made a bad meal in her life. Once you have these you will never be able to go back to plain baked beans. This side is so hearty that sometimes I make them for the week and just eat them for dinner.

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WHAT GOES INTO GREAT BACONS BEANS

All of these flavors together turn into a winning combination!

2 cans pork and beans

2 can kidney beans

2 can of butter beans or lima beans

1 medium onion chopped

1/2 cup brown sugar

3 tablespoons mustard

1/2 cup ketchup

1/2 cup barbecue sauce

1 pound ground beef

1 pound bacon, chopped into 1/2 pieces

Steps to Make Great Bacon Beans

Four quick steps and these beans turn into a crowd pleasing dish!

– Cook Bacon and drain fat

– Brown Meat with onion.

– Add ground beef and bacon to slow cooker

– Add kidney, butter beans and pork and beans to slow cooker.

– Add brown sugar, ketchup, BBQ Sauce and mustard to slow cooker.

– Mix everything together

– Cook on low for 4 hours

Looking for more Side Dishes?

Slow Cooker Mexican Corn

Crock Pot Sweet Chili Meatballs

Buffalo Dip

Need A New Crock Pot?

My favorite is this Crock Pot 7 quart Programmable Slow Cooker. First and foremost, I love being able to set the timer in case I’m not home when the food is finished cooking and it just switches to warm. Plus you can lock the lid and just carry it to a party. Not only is it easy to carry but also you will never lose another Tupperware or serving dish again at a potluck party!

Great Bacon Beans

These beans are the best in the world! Great Bacon Beans are meaty, sweet and tangy. Loaded with three types of beans and two types of meat these beans mean business.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked beans, cowboy beans, crock pot baked beans, crock pot cowboy beans, slow cooker baked beans, slow cooker cowboy beans
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 1047kcal
Author: Allison Treadwell

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bacon cooked and chopped into 1/2 pieces
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cans pork and beans
  • 2 cans butter beans or limas
  • 2 cans kidney beans
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons mustard
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce Sweet Baby Rays is gluten free
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Brown ground beef and onion until cooked. Drain fat.
  • Cook bacon and drain fat.
  • Add beef to bottom of the crockpot.
  • Layer Bacon on top.
  • Add kidney, butter beans and pork and beans to slow cooker.
  • Add mustard, ketchup, tomato paste, barbecue sauce, brown sugar and water.
  • Mix all ingredients in crock pot and cook on low for 4 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 1047kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1366mg | Potassium: 1260mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 182IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 6mg

2 Comments

  1. Made these for a potluck BBQ and they were a total hit! The best part? Everyone was wearing flip flops! 🙂

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