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Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans
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Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans

This Cowboy Beans Recipe is a great side dish recipe that works fantastic any time of the year! Savory, tasty, easy to make and full of flavor, this bean recipe never disappoints. If you are always searching for a side dish to eat with the main meal or even as a main meal for lunch or dinner, then this Cowboy Beans Recipe is for you.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cowboy beans recipe
Servings: 4
Author: Jill


  • 1 pound hamburger meat
  • ½ pound bacon chopped save the grease
  • 1 pound smoked sausage links cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 14.5 oz. can pork and beans do not drain
  • 1 14.5 oz. can pinto beans drained
  • 1 can 14.5 ounces kidney beans drained
  • 1 14.5 oz. can great northern beans drained
  • ½ cup onion diced
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 tbsp. molasses
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp. mustard
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheese


  • Cook hamburger until done in a skillet, remove, and place in the crockpot.
  • Cook the bacon thoroughly in the same pan, then remove and place it with the hamburger in the crockpot.  Add the sausage to the crockpot.
  • Add the onions to the bacon grease and cook till translucent. Add the onions and any bacon grease to the crockpot and stir.
  • Add all the cans of beans into the crock pot.
  • In a small bowl mix the ketchup, brown sugar, molasses, chili powder, salt, pepper, and mustard together.  Pour over the meat mixture.
  • Place lid on the crockpot and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours, or high for 2 to 4 hours.
  • Top with grated cheese and serve with your favorite bread or salad.