Dad’s Crockpot BBQ Beans

Dad’s Crockpot BBQ Beans

Easter is right around the corner and for this week I wanted to give you some simple recipes that are great for gatherings.

One of the things I look forward to around holiday’s is definitely the food! A holiday without certain foods, honestly is not a holiday at all, just a regular day eating crappy food. At my house, these beans are part of what make the holiday. At Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter these beans always make an appearance and help to make that day just a little sweeter.

This recipe is one of my favorites that my dad makes around the holidays and the secret ingredients are…well actually still kept secret because I could not find them in Mexico. But this recipe is still a pretty close second and fairly simple to make.

I’ve suggested that these be roasted for three hours, but honestly the longer the better. When my dad makes these, I remember that he always starts them in the morning and lets the flavors get friendly in the crockpot all day long.

They do require a little prep before forgetting them in the crockpot, but the end result is definitely worth it!  So there you have it for today’s post, short and sweet with a shout out to my papi!

Crockpot bbqbeans
Crockpot bbqbeans


  • 2 cans beans
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 package bacon (preferably thick cut)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup smokey BBQ sauce


  1. Cook bacon in a large frying pan and set aside.
  2. Drain bacon grease and using the same pan sautee chopped  onion and bell pepper until caramelized, about 15 minutes.
  3. In a slow cooker add beans, bacon, brown sugar, BBQ sauce and onion and pepper mixture.
  4. Set on low and cook for at least three hours. (The longer the better!)
crockpot bbq beans
crockpot bbq beans

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