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Slow Cooker Beefy Calico Beans are thick, rich and full of bacon and ground beef. Perfect for cookouts and a real crowd pleaser!
The weather is finally getting a little warmer around here and that means time for BBQs, potlucks and more! Fun family get togethers filled with the smoky scent of burgers and ribs on the grills, and Friday night grill outs with BBQ chicken and hot dogs. Of course all those delicious grilled dinners need side dishes and I have the most the amazing side dish to share with you today, Slow Cooker Beefy Calico Beans!
These Slow Cooker Beefy Calico Beans are baked beans tastier, richer cousin and is a well received change when your going to your 1000th cookout with the same old baked beans. These are a major upgrade from the normal baked beans and every time I make them everyone goes crazy and they scrape the pan clean!
The combination of pork & beans, kidney beans, butter beans, bacon, ground beef, onion, brown sugar and bbq sauce all cook together in the slow cooker to create an incredible side dish or meal if you serve it along side some cornbread, yum!
Now if you want these calico beans to be truly amazing you have to use the best BBQ sauce. Our favorite is Hunt’s Hickory Pepper BBQ Sauce with it’s bold kick of pepper and wood-smoked flavor it is perfect in these beans, delicious on chicken, perfect for dipping, it is just all around yummy!
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I always choose Hunt’s crafts BBQ sauces because they have just the right amount of smoky flavor and superb ingredients. I love that there is NO high fructose corn syrup in this bold, thick barbecue sauce that is made with pride.
I find Hunt’s Hickory Pepper BBQ Sauce right at my local Walmart along with their great flavors like Hunt’s Mesquite Molasses BBQ Sauce and Hunt’s Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce. I get mine and all my grilling necessities right at Walmart because they always have everything I need and I love that I can order my groceries online and pick up them without getting out of my car!! Such a lifesaver when I have both my boys home in the summer and I am not trying to grocery shop with those two maniacs lol. So Walmart Grocery Pickup is a lifesaver!
Now onto these Slow Cooker Beefy Calico Beans! I love these so much because they are a crowd pleaser, easy to transport to BBQs and cookouts and they cook right in the slow cooker, so no heating up the kitchen with the oven or stove, yay!
Just a few ingredients in the slow cooker and you are on your way to the most perfect side dish that I know you will be making all summer long.
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Slow Cooker Beefy Calico Beans
- 1 cup Hunt's Hickory Pepper BBQ Sauce
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound bacon diced
- Half onion diced
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbs Worcestershire
- 1 can pork & beans
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 can large butter beans
- Brown the bacon and onion till bacon is crispy and onion is softened.
- Remove from pan
- In same pan brown ground beef
- Add the ground beef, bacon, onion, the beans, sugar, Worcestershire and BBQ sauce to the slow cooker.
- Mix together.
- Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours.
- Serve and enjoy!!