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Crock Pot Cowboy Beans

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These Crock Pot cowboy beans are easy to make and perfect for pairing with all kinds of main dishes! Slow cooker cowboy beans are family friendly too!

If you want to make another great side dish you should try these Crockpot collard greens!

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Cowboy beans are also really nice because they have enough protein and hearty beans to eat them on their own! You don’t have to serve them with a full meal, they can be a full meal on their own.

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Here’s what you’ll need to make Crock Pot cowboy beans:

This recipe has kind of exactly what you you’d expect for a recipe with “cowboy” in the title! It has ground beef, onions, peppers, baked beans, butter beans, ketchup, brown sugar, barbecue sauce, and Worcestershire sauce!

It’s a very hearty recipe that has lots of indulgent ingredients that just feel classic and delicious. You’ll find that this recipe kind of feels like a sloppy Joe meeting baked beans…which is essentially what they are!

A bowl full of the finished recipe ready to eat.

If you’ve never made cowboy beans they’ll be a fast favorite that everyone in the house begs for! We make these on a regular basis because they’re easy to make and because they last in the fridge for a full week with no issues.

Cowboy beans make for a quick and easy lunch or dinner that anyone can reheat on their own, perfect for busy families!

How to make slow cooker cowboy beans:

Let’s dive in a take a look at how easy it is to make some slow cooker cowboy beans!

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This is by no means a difficult recipe to make. Crockpot cowboy beans are nice because the slow cooker does all the difficult work for you. There’s no need to spend very much time in the kitchen with this simple dinner recipe.

Chopped veggies ready to be cooked.

In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.

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Transfer to a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker that has been sprayed with non-stick spray or use a liner.  Stir in the remaining ingredients.

Sauce being added with the meat and veggies in a crockpot.

Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or until heated through.

Beans in the slow cooker ready to be served and topped.

Should I use a liner for my crockpot?

I love slow cooker liners. They make cleanup so very easy. If you don’t like using them, it’s totally fine to just spray the slow cooker, you might just have a little more work for cleanup.

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If you want to be able to just pack up the leftovers and pull the liner out and be done with it, definitely grab some liners that will fit your crockpot.

I like both of these versions for slow cookers:

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A bowl of cowboy beans topped with sour cream and jalapeños.

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Printable Crock Pot Cowboy Beans Recipe:

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Crock Pot Cowboy Beans

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

These Crock Pot cowboy beans are easy to make and perfect for pairing with all kinds of main dishes! Slow cooker cowboy beans are family friendly too!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (16 ounces) baked beans, undrained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Transfer to a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker that has been sprayed with non-stick spray or use a liner. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or until heated through.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 271Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 50mgSodium 432mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 3gSugar 17gProtein 19g

These recipes are calculated as a courtesy. They are not intended as medical advice or guaranteed accurate. Please do your own calculations if necessary.

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