BBQ season is here!
And we all know that REAL BBQ’s are gonna have some sort of baked beans! Am I right?
This recipe for Slow Cooker BBQ Baked Beans is nice because it’s not going to heat up the kitchen, it’s obviously prepared ahead of time and it’s portable if needed. I have another slow cooker baked beans recipe that is a teeny bit different…… both are delicious!
Slow Cooker BBQ Baked Beans Recipe
Had I known that I’d have a house full of teens by dinner, I would have made this bbq baked bean recipe.
My son had invited a couple of his friends over to watch some soccer game on TV, which then turned into a group of 8 teen boys and girls playing cards and basketball. Good thing I had already made up a large batch of my favorite Broccoli Salad and had a large box of the best hot dogs ever in the freezer. Slow Cooker Hot Dogs and Brats would have been great too had I had more time.
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I also had a couple of bags of frozen fries that I quickly made into Chili Cheese Fries. I’ll share that recipe sometime soon.
Well fed kids are well behaved!
I don’t know why I was trying to be discrete by taking this photo below, but this was just a small glimpse of this awesome group of 16 year olds.
So yea…… a crockpot full of baked beans would have been good to have!
- 30 ounces pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 30 ounces dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 30 ounces chili beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
- 2/4 cup ketchup
- 1 TBS yellow mustard
- 1 tsp liquid smoke hickory seasoning
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- 2 tsp instant coffee powder
- 2 TBS boiling water
- In a small bowl, mix coffee with boiling water, set aside. In a medium bowl combine ketchup, mustard, liquid smoke, brown sugar, and coffee mixture; whisk to combine completely; set aside.
- In a large slow cooker, add all beans, onion, and green pepper to the slow cooker bowl. Pour ketchup mixture over the beans, then carefully stir using a spatula, taking care not to mash the beans.
- Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Serve hot.
- Notes: For a more traditional baked bean, you can leave out green peppers and onions if desired. They really increase the overall flavor of the beans when used though.
The beauty of most of my slow cooker Sunday recipes, is that they’re portable. This makes it easy to take to a potluck or BBQ.
Find more Slow Cooker recipes in my Slow Cooker Sunday archives or look at ALL the slow cooker and crock pot recipes I’ve collect on my Pinterest board.