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Slow-Cooked Pork & Beans

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 (3/4 cup each)


  • 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


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 319 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 802mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 9g fiber), 14g protein.

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