Hearty Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans

Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans loaded with beef, kielbasa, bacon, and beans slow-cooked in a bbq and molasses sauce. 

Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans

A family favorite recipe! Serve as a side or main course. This Crock Pot Cowboy Beans recipe is loaded with meat and beans and slow-cooked in a bbq molasses sauce. 

Ingredients for Cowboy Beans

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  • Ground Beef
  • Bacon
  • Onion
  • Brown Sugar
  • White Sugar
  • Molasses
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Barbeque Sauce (Use your favorite tomato-based sauce. We use Sweet Baby Ray’s Orginal or Hickory & Brown Sugar)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Pork & Beans (We use Campbell’s Brand)
  • Kidney Beans (We use Bush’s Brand)
  • Lima Beans
  • Beef Kielbasa or Beef Sausage (We use Hillshire Farms, Beef Kielbasa)

Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans

How to Make Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans

This recipe is simple to make. You simply cook the meats then add all the ingredients to your slow cooker. 

First cook ground beef and diced onion together in a pan. Drain the beef of excess fat and add to the slow cooker. Next, cook the bacon until crispy, drain, and add to your slow cooker. Slice the kielbasa into coins and saute until they have brown edges. Add the kielbasa to the slow cooker including the grease. Mmmm so much flavor! 

Now time to add in the remaining ingredients. Stir until well mixed. 

Then set the slow cooker to High and cook for 4 to 5 hours. 

Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans

How to Serve Cowboy Beans

You can serve Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans as a side dish at Barbeques, Cookouts, or Pot Lucks. You can also serve this as a main course since it is so loaded with meat and beans. 

What to Serve with Cowboy Beans

Serve with anything grilled or smoked like hot dogs, chicken, or ribs. 

Recipe Variations for Cowboy Beans

Cowboy beans also go by Calico Beans or Ranch Beans. 

  • Swap out kielbasa for smoked beef sausage. 
  • Use your favorite tomato-based bbq sauce.  

Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container. Save Slow Cooker Cowboy beans for up to three days. 

This recipe is freezer friendly. Just freeze in a freezer-safe bag or container.

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Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans

Cowboy Beans
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Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans

Hearty Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans loaded with beef, kielbasa, bacon, and beans slow-cooked in a bbq and molasses sauce. It can be served as a side dish or main course. Perfect for BBQs or Pot Lucks.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Barbeque Beans, slow cooker
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 10
Author Stephanie Jackson

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs ground beef
  • 1 medium size onion diced
  • 1/2 lb bacon diced
  • 2 pack beef kielbasa sliced into coins
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup barbeque sauce use your favorite tomato-based bbq sauce. We use Sweet Baby Ray's Original.
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 lbs Pork & Beans do not drain
  • 15.5 oz kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 15.25 oz lima beans

Instructions

  1. Cook ground beef and onion in a skillet and drain. Place in slow cooker.

  2. In the same skillet cook the bacon; drain and add to your slow cooker.

  3. In the same skillet cook the kielbasa until the edges are browned. Do not drain. Add to your slow cooker.

  4. Add the remaining ingredients; stir until mixed through.

  5. Set your slow cooker to High and cook for 4 to 5 hours.