These ridiculously delicious Slow Cooker Bacon & Beans come together in minutes. Just freeze until you’re ready to throw them into the slow cooker!

November is in full swing, with the holidays right around the corner. As much as I’d like to believe things should be slowing down soon, the reality is that they probably won’t. And that is exactly why it is SO important to have a good selection of quick & easy slow cooker recipes up my sleeve–just like today’s easy slow-cooker Bacon and Beans.

With just a few budget-friendly easy ingredients, it comes together in minutes, then freezes beautifully until you’re ready to throw it in the crock pot, no pre-soaking, or thawing required. Seriously, it couldn’t be any easier! Even better? It was a huge hit. (Of course with bacon as one of the main ingredients, how could it not be?)

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While my family likes just the basic version of this recipe, you can also jazz it up a bit to taste with either barbecue sauce, Tabasco & chili powder, or even brown sugar & molasses. Also, be sure to use the Ham-Beens brand beans, as they include a flavor packet that helps season your beans. They can be found at most major grocery stores!

Slow Cooker Bacon & Beans

With just a few budget-friendly, easy ingredients, this slow cooker bacon and beans recipe comes together in minutes!

Here is what you need:

1 bag Hurst’s HamBeens Slow Cooker Bacon & Beans ®
8 cups water
1 lb. bacon strips, cut into 1/4 pieces
1 medium white onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (from jar or fresh)
salt & pepper to taste
 

Be sure to rinse and sort the dry beans for this slow cooker bacon and beans recipe.

Step 1: Rinse and sort through the dry beans. Check for any unwanted debris and discard.

The next step of the slow cooker bacon and beans recipe is to chop an onion.

Step 2: Chop onion and set aside.

One of the main stars of slow cooker bacon and beans is the delicious bacon!

Step 3: Cook bacon according to these directions. Let cool and cut into 1/4 pieces.

Mix the ingredients well for the slow cooker bacon and beans.

Step 4: In large bowl, combine beans, bacon, onion, garlic, flavor packet and water. Stir until packet contents are dissolved.

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Divide the slow cooker bacon and beans and place in 2 freezer bags.

Step 5: Divide mixture into two gallon size freezer bags (be sure to label bags first!) Freeze until needed.

This recipe for slow cooker bacon and beans will please the whole family!

Step 6: Cook in a 4-6 quart slow cooker on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8-9 hours. Remove lid for last 30 minutes if you prefer a thicker consistency.

Omit the bacon to make these vegetarian… the smoky bacon flavor seasoning gives you a lot of great flavor!

Slow Cooker Bacon & Beans

It doesn't get any easier than this simple but classic combo of bacon and beans! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Slow Cooker Bacon & Beans
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 16 people

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Hurst's HamBeens Slow Cooker Bacon & Beans ®
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 lb. bacon strips cut into 1/4 pieces
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic from jar or fresh
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse and sort through the dry beans. Check for any unwanted debris and discard.
  2. Chop onion and set aside.
  3. Cook bacon according to these directions. Let cool and cut into 1/4 pieces.
  4. In large bowl, combine beans, bacon, onion, garlic, flavor packet and water. Stir until packet contents are dissolved.
  5. Divide mixture into two gallon size freezer bags (be sure to label bags first!) Freeze until needed.
  6. Cook in a 4-6 quart slow cooker on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 8-9 hours. Remove lid for last 30 minutes if you prefer a thicker consistency.
  7. Omit the bacon to make these vegetarian... the smoky bacon flavor seasoning gives you a lot of great flavor!

Recipe Notes

Cooking time could take 4 to 8 hours depending on temperature setting of slow-cooker. 

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With just a few budget-friendly easy ingredients, these ridiculously delicious Slow-Cooker Bacon & Beans come together in minutes, then freeze beautifully until you're ready to throw them into the crockpot, no pre-soaking, or thawing required. It seriously could not be any easier! The perfect simple dish to warm your crowd this winter!

Ruth Soukup
Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people everywhere create a life they love by follwing their dreams and achieving their biggest goals. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared podcast, as well as the founder of Living Well Spending Less® and Elite Blog Academy®. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love, which was the inspiration for this book. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck, and 2 daughters Maggie & Annie.
Ruth Soukup

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