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The Best Slow Cooker Baked Beans

When it comes to baked beans these Slow Cooker Baked Beans are my go to every time. Three types of beans, a delicious sauce, ground beef and bacon, you can't go wrong.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked beans, slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 193kcal
Author Shannon


For the Beans:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 2-15.5 oz cans red kidney beans drained
  • 2-15.5 oz cans butter beans drained
  • 1-28 oz can original baked beans I used Bush's
  • 6 pieces partially cooked bacon, roughly chopped

For the Sauce:

  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 3 T apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground dry mustard
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce


In a large skillet cook ground beef, season with garlic salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Drain and set aside.

    In another skillet partially cook 6 pieces of bacon, remove and roughly chop and mix into the ground beef.

      In a medium sauce pan add: diced onions, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, dry mustard, and BBQ sauce. Mix over low heat and let simmer 10 minutes.

        Add all the beans into a 6qt slow cooker. Stir in the ground beef and pour the sauce over the top. Mix to combine and cook on low 4 hours.

          Garnish with grated cheese (optional)


            Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 536mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.5mg