Slow Cooker Baked Beans {a Family recipe!}

Would you believe out of all the recipes on my side bar…THIS recipe is one of my absolute favorites?

You know how when you go to a family pot luck each family member generally brings their “staple dish”? In our family, this is Aunt Shirley’s “dish”. I LOVE these beans! {stop laughing at me and singing that silly bean song in your head, I know you’re thinking it! LOL!}

In all seriousness…these beans are simple to make, sweet, savory, filling, naturally allergy friendly and ohhhh so good. I literally make them my meal, I love them that much! 

For a delicious Autumn side dish, make sure to pin these to your favorites! Thanks for the recipe Aunt Shirley! 

Brown 6 slices of bacon in a skillet on medium heat.

Drain on paper towel. Reserve renderings {bacon fat} in your skillet. 

Slice one large onion and sautee in bacon renderings on medium-high heat.

In the meantime, turn your crockpot onto the high 4 hours setting and add brown sugar, mustard, garlic powder, salt and cider vinegar.

Drain Great Northern beans, Red Kidney beans, and Butter beans. 

Add everything to crockpot. Onions with drippings, pork and beans, drained beans, and bacon {crumbled a bit}. Stir well, cover and cook for 4 hours. 

These are goooooood. Mmm, Mmm, Mmmm!!!



Slow Cooker Baked Beans {a Family recipe!}
Serves: 20
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  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 large onion cut into rings
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup cider vinegar
  • 2-15 oz cans Great Northern Beans, drained
  • 1-16oz can Butter Beans, drained
  • 1-16oz can dark red kidney beans, drained
  • 1-28 oz can Pork and Beans
  1. Brown bacon until crisp and place on a towel lined plate. Crumble.
  2. Slice onion and sautee in the bacon renderings.
  3. Turn crockpot onto high 4 hours and add brown sugar, mustard, garlic powder, salt, and cider vinegar. Stir well.
  4. Drain Great Northern, Butter and Kidney beans, add them to the pot.
  5. Add pork and beans to the pot.
  6. Add the onions with renderings to the pot.
  7. Stir, cover and bake 4 hours.



  1. Thank you thank you thank you. Have a day long eating fiesta @ office this coming week and could NOT decide what would be good to take. This baked bean dish will be perfect, can stay in the crock pot all day, healthy, yummy and will feed a crowd. Thanks so much for this great idea.

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