Slow Cooker Party Beans
1 envelope of onion soup mix
1 cup BBQ sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays)
1 lb. ground sirloin, cooked and drained (90/10 ground beef)
1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup of chopped onion (cook with the ground beef)
1 cup brown sugar
15 oz can Baked beans (do not drain the baked beans)
15 oz can of Navy or Northern beans, drained
15 oz can of Butter beans, drained
1 small can of mild green chilies (*use hot chilies if you prefer)
Fry the ground sirloin and chopped onion until done, set aside. Make the bacon, crumble it and set aside. Now mix all of the above ingredients in a large slow cooker. Since everything that really needs to be is already cooked, this is just a matter of heating it through. I like to prepare it the night before and then put it on to cook the morning of our event for about 3-4 hours on low.
To bake - preheat oven to 350 and bake uncovered for 1 hour.
**Recipe Creators Note:
I've started using 2 cans of each of the beans and leaving the remaining ingredients the same to double the recipe and it is still wonderfully flavorful.
I've gotten in the habit of preparing this in a slow cooker since it is so convenient to lock the lid and transport it to our various functions, but it can be baked in the traditional method.
Recipe Adapted from: The Shady Porch via Allrecipes
Photos by: Diane Baker for Canning and Cooking at Home