Crock Pot Beef and Bean Dinner

Beef and Beans
Beef and Beans

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 4 hrs
Total: 4 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
892 Calories
69g Fat
34g Carbs
37g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 892
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 69g 88%
Saturated Fat 37g 186%
Cholesterol 217mg 72%
Sodium 1908mg 83%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 837mg 18%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This beef and bean dish makes a delicious meal with hot baked cornbread, and it also makes a nice side dish for a barbecue.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 12 ounces bacon, diced

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion

  • 2 (16-ounce) cans pork and beans

  • 1 (15- to 16-ounce) can kidney beans, drained

  • 1 (15- to 16-ounce) can butterbeans, drained

  • 1 cup ketchup

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke

  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Brown ground beef in a skillet

  3. Drain off fat and put beef in slow cooker/crock pot.

  4. Brown bacon and onions. 

  5. Drain off fat from the bacon and onions.

  6. Add bacon, onions and remaining ingredients to slow cooker/crock pot.

  7. Stir together well.

  8. Cover and cook on low 4 to 9 hours.

  9. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Variations

Cynthia's Notes: I usually use about 1-1/2 LB ground chuck and I use 1 LB of bacon. This increases the amount so I can freeze for another meal.