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Slow Cooker Beans

Create an instant hit side dish with these recipes for slow cooker beans, including baked beans, kidney beans, calico beans, pork and beans, beans with bacon and more.

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Slow-Cooked Beans

Slow-Cooked Beans

Slow-Cooked Beans

This flavorful bean dish adds nice variety to any buffet...it's a bit different than traditional baked beans. It's a snap to prepare, too, since it uses convenient canned beans and prepared barbecue sauce and salsa.

Apple Sausage Beans

Apple Sausage Beans

Apple Sausage Beans

This is a nice way to jazz up canned beans. When it comes time to serve the beans, whoever was the best helper in the kitchen gets to eat the apple.—Becky Gourley, Sequim, Washington

Georgian Bay Baked Beans

Georgian Bay Baked Beans

Georgian Bay Baked Beans

My dressed-up baked beans are always a hit at barbecues and potlucks. If you can, prepare them a day ahead: They get even better with time.
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Hearty Pork N Beans

Hearty Pork N Beans

Hearty Pork N Beans

"This sweet chunky mixture tastes great as a main dish with French bread or corn bread," reports Janice Toms, Saline, Louisiana. "It's also a good side dish to serve at a barbecue or potluck."

Slow-Cooked Pork & Beans

Slow-Cooked Pork & Beans

Slow-Cooked Pork & Beans

Bacon adds subtle smokiness to this hearty side that's loaded with flavor. Serve it over rice for a tasty main dish. —Sue Livermore, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Cowboy Calico Beans

Cowboy Calico Beans

Cowboy Calico Beans

This filling dish is a tradition at the table when my girlfriends and I go up North for a "girl's weekend." The husbands and kids are left at home, but the slow cooker comes with us!—Julie Butsch, Hartland, Wisconsin

Sweet & Spicy Beans

Sweet & Spicy Beans

Sweet & Spicy Beans

My husband and I love this sweet and savory bean dish. It can be enjoyed as a side, but it's also fun for tortilla and corn chip dipping. —Sondra Pope, Mooresville, North Carolina

Pineapple Baked Beans

Pineapple Baked Beans

Pineapple Baked Beans

Sweet and tangy pineapple dresses up these hearty baked beans, from Gladys De Boer of Castleford, Idaho. "Brown the beef while you open cans and chop the vegetables, and it won't take long to get this ready for the slow cooker."

Chuck Wagon Beans with Sausage

Chuck Wagon Beans with Sausage

Chuck Wagon Beans with Sausage

I followed the lead of cooks of the Old Western cattle ranges to come up with these savory beans. Sweet and smoky, they’re made extra hearty by adding sausage.—Nancy Moore, Bucklin, Kansas

Boston Baked Beans

Boston Baked Beans

Boston Baked Beans

Simmered in molasses, these beans are perfect to take to your next potluck. The sauce is sweet, dark and rich and they complement anything you serve with them.—Darlene Duncan, Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Brenda's Baked Beans

Brenda's Baked Beans

Brenda's Baked Beans

When I was a kid, my mom made baked beans all the time. Sometimes we'd turn this side into a main dish by adding sliced hot dogs. —Brenda Brooks, Bowie, MD
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