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Texas Slow Cooker BBQ Baked Beans

Recipe adapted from local caterer and chef Caroline Cazaumayou.
These delicious Texas Slow Cooker BBQ Baked Beans require little effort and yield lots of flavor. Make them and take them or just make them and eat them!
Course: Side Dish
Author: Jurga


  • 2 thick slices bacon, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 15-ounce cans pinto beans, drained
  • 2 15-ounce cans red kidney beans, drained OR 1-pound bag dried pinto or kidney beans (see directions below)
  • 1 11.2-ounce bottle Guinness Stout
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ¾ teaspoon instant coffee
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt


  • In a large skillet, fry the bacon until brown.
  • Remove the bacon from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the onion and green pepper to the bacon drippings and cook for a few minutes until tender.
  • Add the bacon, beer, BBQ sauce, ketchup, mustard, coffee and salt. Stir well and bring to a boil.
  • Add all ingredients to a 4-quart slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 5-6 hours or until thickened.


Gr8 Tips:
  • When cooking in a slow cooker, use a slow cooker liner for easy cleanup!
  • Apple juice or beef stock can be substituted for the beer.
  • Here is our Gr8 BBQ Sauce Recipe...try it, it's delicious!
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