Crock Pot Beef and Bean Dinner

Beef and Beans
Beef and Beans.

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

  • Total: 4 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • Yield: 4 servings

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

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 12 ounces bacon (diced)
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 2 (16 ounces each) cans pork and beans
  • 1 (15 to 16 ounces) can kidney beans (drained)
  • 1 (15 to 16 ounces) can butter limas (drained)
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon 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.