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I’m excited to share with you my all time favorite Crockpot Baked Beans Recipe. You mix together a few ingredients, toss it in the crock pot. Then you have delicious baked beans to enjoy that’s why it’s called a lazy day recipe.
Homemade Slow cooker baked beans is a great way to cook and serve this easy side dish recipe. This is an easy recipe to make a big batch of crock pot baked beans when you are serving to a crowd for an easy summer recipe.
We have even made Instant Pot Baked Beans that taste amazing and is ready in about 30 minutes.
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Why This Recipe Works
We love making this Lazy Day Baked Beans. The sweet and savory flavor makes this a family favorite side dish. Using the canned pork and baked beans means there is no need to soak the night before.
They are delicious served with your favorite grilled meats at your next cookout and can easily be prepared ahead of time.
There are only 6 ingredients that are needed to make baked beans slow cooker recipe. It takes no time to throw this recipe together but everyone loves it!
- Pork and Beans
- Barbecue Sauce
- Dark Brown Sugar
- Jalapeño (remove seeds if you want less heat)
- Diced Onions
- Bacon – of course!
There are lots of ways that you can switch up this recipe to make it your own. Here are a few suggestions based on the flavor that is adds and let us know what ideas you have too!
- Sweeter -Add ½ cup of honey, molasses or maple syrup
- Spicer – Add 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- Beefier – Add 1 pound of ground beef or ground sausage to the crock pot prior to the cook time
- Smokier – Add 1 teaspoon of liquid smoke
- BBQ Sauce – You can even make homemade barbecue sauce with ketchup and other simple ingredients.
- Add-Ins – For added flavor, stir in apple cider vinegar, yellow mustard, Worcestershire Sauce and garlic powder.
How to Make Crockpot Baked Beans
Ok, I promise that this recipe is easy to make since the crock pot does all the work!
- Step 1 – Spray the inside of your crock pot casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. This will make the dish easier to clean and ensure that beans don’t get stuck to the bottom.
- Step 2 – Then in a mixing bowl, combine the pork and beans, the bbq sauce, light brown sugar, jalapeños and diced onions. Mix well until all of these ingredients are well combined.
- Step 3 – Next chop half the bacon into pieces. I like to cook the bacon slightly in a skillet over medium heat before adding it in. Fold in the chopped bacon into the mixing bowl.
- Step 4 – Pour the mixture into the crock pot casserole dish. Then place the whole slices of bacon on the top of the pork and beans in the crockpot.
- Step 5 – Next place the lid on top and cook for 2 hours on high or cook on low for 4 hours.
- Rest Beans – Allow the ingredients in the slow cooker to sit for 15 minutes slightly uncovered and serve. (the longer it sits the thicker the beans get). If you find that the beans are too thick slowly add cups of water until they are consistency that you desire.
- Beans – There is no need to drain the beans prior to adding to the slow cooker.
I love serving this easy crockpot baked beans with canned beans with some of our favorite grilling yummy recipes.
Also, I hope you try these grilled vegetables as well. It’s a great way to enjoy vegetables with little clean up!
All these recipes are delicious and easy to make. They are the perfect dishes to make with this slow cooker BBQ baked beans recipe.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes of course you can but I usually don’t because this is my favorite lazy day recipe, so the easier the better for me! If you want to use dry beans, you’ll need to soak them overnight. Then add tomato sauce and salt pork that is already in the canned pork and beans that is used for this recipe. Also, you can use navy, pinto or great northern beans for this recipe.
I love freezing leftover cooked baked beans so I can heat it up when I’m craving baked beans or for our next barbecue. Check out Can you Freeze Baked Beans for more freezer information. Thaw overnight in the fridge when ready to serve again.
Store leftover baked beans in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Reheat the leftovers in the microwave or on the stovetop over medium heat.
More Easy Bean Recipes
- Crock Pot Ranch Style Beans Recipe
- Instant Pot Homemade Refried Beans
- Crock Pot Refried Beans
- How to Make Black Beans in the Crock Pot
- Quick & Easy Baked Beans Recipe
Try these Slow Cooker Side Dishes
- CrockPot Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes
- Crock pot Corn on the Cob
- Find more easy Crockpot Side Dishes
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Crockpot Baked Beans
- Spray the inside of your crock pot casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the pork and beans, the bbq sauce, brown sugar, jalapeños and diced onions. Mix well.
- Chop half the bacon into pieces. I like to fry the bacon slightly before adding it in. Fold in the chopped bacon.
- Pour the mixture into the crock pot casserole dish.
- Place the whole slices of bacon on the top of the pork and beans.
- Place lid on top and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours.
- Allow to sit for 15 minutes slightly uncovered and serve. (the longer it sits the thicker the beans get)
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