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Wow! What a pleasure it was to devour this hearty and robust barbecue bean dish. This dish would have got 10 stars from my “bean lovin’ husband” had that been possible! This is coming from a man who really knows his beans. The combination of beans and sweet flavoring balanced with the outdoor flavor of the liquid smoke really “punches up” this dish. I too, love the use of liquid smoke in a whole host of recipes, it really does give it that unique tasting edge. I have a large 6 quart crockpot and I find that I often have to adapt other crockpot recipes in time and temperature to insure the success of the recipe, but in this case I cooked it as you said for 4 hours on low and it was perfect! The beans were nicely tender after that time and I think 6 hours in my case would have been overkill. I always try and make recipes exactly as the chef prescribes and in this case I had to use 4 (14 ounce) cans of Heinz’ Deep Browned Beans with Pork and Molasses as I can’t get Bushs’ Beans here in Canada. The slight quantity reduction didn’t hurt at all in fact it may have helped as I didn’t have to remove the cover to thicken it, it was just fine in consistency. A great big thank you to you JoAnn for sharing such a fabulous recipe! I'm submitting a photo in gtatitude.

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HOUSEMANAGER (Charlene) August 07, 2002

I followed this recipe to a T except for the liquid smoke. I can't imagine it would taste better than it did. I shared it with company tonight and we all agreed it was delicious. I will definitely make this again. I think this would go over really well with hamburgers on the BBQ in the summer. Usually I do homemade baked beans but this would be simpler and not heat up my house. This one goes into my 'keeper' file for sure. Thanks, Joanne for recommending it.

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bert March 13, 2002

This is tastey and very easy to make. Ds loves it as does dh. dd's don't really care for it but... will fix for the boys and do something different for the girls!

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Z,G,L's mom January 23, 2010

My daughter and I made this yesterday. It took us less than 15 minutes to put it all into the crockpot -- we already had cooked ground beef in the freezer from a previous cooking day. This had really great flavor! It was even better the next day. The only thing I think I would try different next time would be to cook the bacon before putting it in the crockpot. Thanks for sharing!

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Momma Bear January 22, 2010

Lots of flavor from a few simple ingredients. I subbed turkey for the beef and pork. Keeper recipe, JoAnn.

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sugarpea January 15, 2008

Fabulous! Although I did have to modify it just a bit because when I started I realized I had no brown sugar so had to sub honey. Other than that I followed the directions (cooked about 5 1/2 hours) exactly and it came out being much more than the side dish it was intended to be. Thank you very much, this will be used again and again.

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Kevin Young January 17, 2005

EXCELLENT dish!!! I served this for company today. There were lots of oohs and aahs. I left out the liquid smoke and the onions. 4 hours was sufficient cooking time.

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Dianne48 September 28, 2003

WOW,what a great recipe i cooked mine for 5 hours just in between the suggested time to cook this recipe.Only i didn't have any butter beans so i doubled the amount of kidney beans.Yummy Thank you for a great recipe

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Xexe May 22, 2003

JoAnn I must say these are the best beans I have ever had! It is a definite keeper! If I could I would have given more than 5 stars for this one. Thank you so much ; )

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RecipeNut September 09, 2002

We did not use the liquid smoke called for in the recipe. Thought it was a really nice, hearty dish, and a good one to take to a large gathering. Easy to make.

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pabs August 17, 2002
Barbecue Beans from the Crock Pot