These eight ingredient Slow Cooker Smoky Baked Beans take just 10 minutes and are the perfect side dish to any barbecue or cookout.
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Original content posted April 2016. Updated May 2019.
I swear Mother Nature is paying us back for the mild November and December we had. On Saturday, we had something like 5″ of snow. In APRIL. I’m hoping the worst is finally behind us and we’re all anxiously awaiting the near 70 degree temps forecast for the upcoming weekend.
Well, my dear husband might not be, as I told him that we should clean up and pack some of the garage for our upcoming move. But warmer weather also means cookout weather and while we’re cleaning out the garage, these Slow Cooker Smoky Baked Beans will be cooking away in the kitchen.
What to Serve with Slow Cooker Smoky Baked Beans?
He’s the grill master and I provide the sides, we’re the perfect team. My Easy Cheesy Hash Brown Potatoes, Cheesy Corn Casserole and Mexican Street Corn Deviled Eggs are usual suspects around our warm weather table.
And finally – FINALLY! – I’ve not only perfected my baked bean recipe, but I’ve also figured out how to make baked beans in the slow cooker. You know what that means? Even less work for me, but the same delicious end result!
If you’re looking for a great slow cooker, this one is my favorite and the one that I used for this recipe. It not only is a slow cooker, but it also browns and steams. It’s pretty much the slow cooker of my dreams.
These eight ingredient Slow Cooker Smoky Baked Beans take just 10 minutes to prepare as everything is simply stirred together in the slow cooker and left to simmer into delicious perfection. There are three ingredients that make these beans stand out from the crowd.
Number one? Kielbasa. Serious deliciousness, diced and studded throughout. Second? Crushed pineapple. The perfect sweet element that is a true team player and doesn’t overwhelm.
But my favorite component? The one that lends its signature smoky flavor? Whole grain mustard. Ground mustard seeds, garlic and spices make this a must-have-smoky-flavored condiment. I try to keep a jar in my fridge at all times as I’ve yet to meet a dish it doesn’t enhance.
How to Make Slow Cooker Smoky Baked Beans
 Add beans and pineapple to slow cooker insert.
 Next, add kielbasa and onion.
TIP: Want to try something different? You can also find different flavored sausages on the market that contain pineapple which would also be a great substitute!
 Add mustard, brown sugar, ketchup and steak sauce to slow cooker insert.
 Stir together to combine. Cook on LOW for four hours.
If you’d like to reduce the sauce further, remove lid and cook on HIGH for 30 minutes before serving.
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Slow Cooker Smoky Baked Beans
- 3 15- ounce cans pork and beans partially drained
- 1 8- ounce can crushed pineapple drained
- 1 pound kielbasa diced
- 1 onion diced
- 1/4 cup whole grain mustard
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons steak sauce
- Add beans and pineapple to slow cooker insert.
- Next, add kielbasa and onion.
- Add mustard, brown sugar, ketchup and steak sauce to slow cooker insert.
- Stir together to combine. Cook on LOW for four hours.
- If you’d like to reduce the sauce further, remove lid and cook on HIGH for 30 minutes before serving.
If you’re looking for a few more ways to serve baked beans, I’ve got friends for that! Check out these hearty Meat Lover’s Dr. Pepper Baked Beans, comfort food worthy Cheeseburger Bombs Baked Bean Skillet and Angela’s Cowboy Beans.