Slow-Cooker Barbecued Beans

These tangy beans travel well—transport in the same pot they’re cooked in and they’ll stay hot for serving.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 3 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

1/2
lb bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
cup ketchup
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup mild-flavor (light) molasses
1
tablespoon cider vinegar
1
teaspoon ground mustard
2
cans (15.5 oz each) great northern beans, drained, rinsed
2
cans (15 oz each) black beans, drained, 1/2 cup liquid reserved

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crisp and onions are tender; drain.
  • 2 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix bacon, onion and remaining ingredients, including reserved liquid. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 to 4 hours.
  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crisp and onions are tender; drain.
  • 2 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix bacon, onion and remaining ingredients, including reserved liquid. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 to 4 hours.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

A tablespoon of cooked bacon pieces can be saved to garnish the top of beans at serving time.

Decrease the brown sugar to 1/4 cup if you prefer beans that are less sweet.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
590mg
590%;
Total Carbohydrate
51g
51%
(Dietary Fiber
10g
10%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
13g
13%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.