Recipe By Angela
Published Nov 13th
Prep 5m Cook 4h 25m Additional - Ready In 4h 30m
Servings 8 servings Calories 464.4

Beefed-up baked beans. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and complete the meal with a side salad and cornbread.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon, or more to taste
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, or more to taste, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans pork and beans
  • 1 (16 ounce) can light red kidney beans
  • 1 (16 ounce) can butter beans
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crispy, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels, leaving bacon grease in the skillet. Crumble bacon when cool enough to handle.
  2. 2 Cook onion in the bacon grease over medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer onion mixture (including bacon grease) to a slow cooker.
  3. 3 Cook and stir ground beef in the same skillet over medium-high heat until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to the slow cooker.
  4. 4 Add pork and beans, kidney beans, butter beans, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke to the slow cooker.
  5. 5 Cook on Low for 4 hours. Serve with crumbled bacon on top.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 464.4
  • Carbohydrate 60.8 g
  • Cholesterol 49.7 mg
  • Fat 15.3 g
  • Fiber 11.1 g
  • Protein 23.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.3 g
  • Sodium 1339.6 mg
  • Sugar 22.7 g

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Chef's Notes

Can also be left on stove to simmer over low heat for 1 to 2 hours, just be sure to stir frequently.


  1. 5.2.20 Made this in my Instant Pot® using the Slow Cook feature. The recipe doesn’t tell you whether or not to drain the beans, so I didn’t. Really, the only liquid ingredient in the recipe is the ketchup, and it’s only a cup, so I knew it needed some more liquid. But I ended up - Read more ...