Monday, May 21, 2012

Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Baked Beans

So for the birthday party this weekend I wanted another side dish that would go in a crock pot / slow cooker because I had the kids all day by myself and we still needed to get a bath.  (I had Warrior Dash on Saturday and on the first pass for a shower I somehow had missed an ear so I was still a little crusty from the mud).  So anyways I decided to use a recipe I found on Budget Bytes blog site called "Slow Cooker Baked Beans".

I started getting into the list of ingredients though and I didn't have 4 of the key ingredients.  So I decided WTF and just made due with what I had at the house to see how it would go.  Surprisingly they were delicious.  Here is my modified list of ingredients.  BTW I added the ground beef at the last minute because I had a 1/4lb left after I was done with the Bacon Cheeseburger Dip.

For the tailgate I will cook them at home overnight/morning and throw them into a tray to put in the chafing dishes.


  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 jar of Hormel real bacon bits (the original recipe called for a pound of bacon)
  • 2 cans of Great Northern Beans (the original recipe called for a pound of dry white beans)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey (the original recipe called for molasses)
  • 1/4 cup spicy mustard (the original recipe called for dijon mustard)
  • Generous amount of cracked black pepper
  • Salt to taste


Preheat the crock pot on low.

Dice the onion and place in the slow cooker.  Add the rest of the ingredients.  Do NOT drain the beans just throw them in.  You'll need the juices so its not too thick.  Stir every 30 minutes or so.  Cook on low for 3 hours.


  1. These sound wonderful and they are just in time for the holiday weekend. This is my first visit to your blog, so Itook some time to browse through your earlier entries. I'mso glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  2. Thanks so much! You are officially my first comment! I'm very excited! Check back after Memorial Day...I'll have a bunch of new ones up from our Annual party!