Best Ever Crock Pot Cowboy Beans

Credit: The Two Bite Club

Crock Pot Cowboy Beans are a hearty and filling side dish made with a pound a beef, a pound of bacon, and three kinds of beans, all slow-simmered in a sweet and tangy brown sugar molasses sauce.

Best Ever Crock Pot Cowboy Beans

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 20


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tbsp bacon drippings
  • 3 15 oz cans kidney beans
  • 3 15 oz cans white beans
  • 3 15 oz cans pork and beans
  • 2 small onions dices
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 3 tbsp yellow mustard


  • In a large skillet, cook the ground beef and onions until the meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • Drain and rinse all of the beans except for one can of pork and beans.  Combine the beans, cooked ground beef and onions, and remaining ingredients to your crock pot.
  • Cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.

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