Slow-Cooked Pork & Beans Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Pork & Beans Recipe

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Bacon adds subtle smokiness to this hearty side dish that’s loaded with flavor. Brown sugar, vinegar and a hint of molasses make the sauce irresistible! —Sue Livermore, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (1 pound) sliced bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pork and beans, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 319 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 802mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 9g fiber), 14g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  2. In a 4-qt. slow cooker, combine the remaining ingredients; stir in bacon mixture. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until heated through. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Pork & Beans in Simple & Delicious July/August 2009, p18

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jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 170196
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"While I loved the mix of beans, this recipe had way too much vinegar for me."

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 210922
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"These beans had a fairly good flavor to them though I am not a lover of vinegar and forgot to adjust that to my taste and followed the recipe exactly; therefore, I didn't enjoy them that much. I also only have an 8 qt. crock pot and by the time my ribs were done on the grill, the beans were dried out. I'll try this again making the adjustment in both flavor and time."

voodoowitch User ID: 635464 182594
Reviewed May. 13, 2013

"My aunt made these for Christmas and my husband loved them so I made them for Mother's Day and everyone loved them. They are a little on the sweet side for me but I'm fussy that way. So quick to throw together."

marjan User ID: 257392 125479
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2012

"These beans are so good every one wants the recipe. I made thes several time ,this is a keeper. Maryjayne"

amybecca User ID: 4337390 185887
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

"This very simple slow cooker recipe makes the most delicious pork and beans. Make it for a crowd, or you will be eating leftovers for a week, but it is SO GOOD."

jennyd1017 User ID: 3518714 115715
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

"so easy & delicious! sweet, tangy & smoky. I've made it a couple of times now. People always ask for the recipie. It's usually better the next day, so you might want to make it ahead of time & reheat it."

margehartman User ID: 1704610 106063
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2010

"These beans are WONDERFUL! Make the just exactly like the recipe tells you. I take these to church potlucks and they are scrapping the bottom of the pot for every last drop."

maryteen User ID: 3471177 181703
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2010

"Made this recipe and took it to a church luncheon this passed Wednesday. Everyone thought it was wonderful. While it was cooking my son thought it was a good smelling dish, wishing some would come home for his taste test. (enough for one bowl did return for him)

Would still be good without all that bacon."

dorasue57 User ID: 4305416 165513
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"I would for sure make this again BUT I added ground chuck to it also!!! Everyone loved it..."

MaryP2219 User ID: 3176209 182593
Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"This takes me back to my Minnesota days . .. . . fantstic."

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