Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans and Sausage Recipe

Beans and Sausage
Beans and Sausage Diana Rattray
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 hrs
Total: 5 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
875 Calories
31g Fat
89g Carbs
61g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 875
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 820mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 89g 32%
Dietary Fiber 22g 80%
Protein 61g
Calcium 234mg 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 easy slow cooker beans and sausage dish is full of flavor, and it's easy on the budget. If you prefer a meat-free dish, leave out the sausage and use vegetarian baked beans instead of pork and beans.

Pineapple adds extra texture and flavor to these beans, along with barbecue sauce and other seasonings. Serve these easy slow cooker beans with cornbread or hot baked biscuits for an easy and budget-friendly family meal.


  • 1 to 2 pounds chicken sausage or another fully cooked smoked sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 large can (28 ounces) pork and beans
  • 1 can (approx. 16 ounces) small red beans or black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 can (approx. 16 ounces) pinto beans or great northern, drained, rinsed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Cut the sausages into 1-inch pieces or leave whole. Place in the crockery insert of your slow cooker. Add the chopped onion to the sausages.

  2. In a large bowl combine the ketchup, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, chili powder, salt, pepper, and mustard. Mix well. Add the canned beans and stir to blend; stir in the pineapple. Pour the mixture over the sausages and onions and mix to blend.

  3. Cover and cook on HIGH for an hour. Reduce the heat to LOW and cook 3 to 5 hours longer.

  4. Serve with barbecue or over hot cooked rice.

Serves 6 to 8.

Tips and Variations

  • Add about 1/2 cup of green or red chopped bell pepper along with the onions.

  • Add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper or a minced jalapeno pepper for heat.

  • Use about 1 pound of kielbasa, cut in 1-inch or 2-inch chunks.

  • Increase or decrease the sausage as desired, or omit it. 

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