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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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
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
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 1047kcal
Author: Allison Treadwell


  • 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


  • 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.


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