Slow Cooker Baked Beans With Ground Beef and Sausage

Party Baked Beans in bowl
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 4 hrs
Total: 4 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
746 Calories
31g Fat
79g Carbs
42g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 746
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 2197mg 96%
Total Carbohydrate 79g 29%
Dietary Fiber 17g 62%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 56mg 279%
Calcium 207mg 16%
Iron 8mg 44%
Potassium 1561mg 33%
*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.)

If you like extra heat, these beans can be made with jalapeno chile peppers along with the mild peppers. Canned beans, beef, and sausage team up to make them an easy and hearty dish, and they are great for a party or gathering, served hot from the slow cooker. Take them along to a tailgating party or potluck.

The ingredients are easily varied. Use canned chickpeas, lima beans, or black beans in the dish.


  • 2 (28-ounce) cans pork and beans

  • 2 (15.5-ounce) cans pinto or red beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 pound lean ground beef, sirloin, or round

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage, or diced smoked sausage

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 onion coarsely chopped sweet onion

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, coarsely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (4-ounce) can mild green chile, coarsely chopped

  • 2 to 4 tablespoons jalapeno rings, drained and coarsely chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning

  • 1 cup barbecue sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Pour beans into a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.

  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté the beef and pork sausage, breaking up with a spatula, until no longer pink.

  4. Drain well and stir into beans.

  5. In the same skillet in a small amount of olive oil as needed, sauté the onion over medium heat until lightly browned.

  6. Add red bell pepper and garlic; saute, stirring, for 1 minute longer.

  7. Stir the vegetables into the beans.

  8. Add chile pepper, jalapenos, salt, seasoning, and barbecue sauce. Stir to blend.

  9. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours.

  10. Serve and enjoy!