Total Time
6hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 6 hrs

Easy and good. One day I was ready to make this recipe when I found that I was out of ground meat, so I used a bag of frozen meatballs and the recipe was even better.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 ounce) packagefrozen turkey meatballs or 1 (16 ounce) package meatballs, quartered
  • 1 12 ounces jars hormel real bacon bits
  • 2 (28 ounce) cansbush's baked beans, any flavor
  • 1 (16 ounce) can butter beans, drained
  • 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 14 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 cup chopped onion, i use frozen chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 dash hot sauce, optional


  1. Mix all ingredients together, pour into crockpot.
  2. Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  3. Goes well with a green salad and cornbread.


Most Helpful

This recipe was awesome! I used ground turkey instead of beef or the meatballs and it was excellent. The liquid smoke really added good flavor. We'll certainly do this one again! Thank you!

Learning 2 cook 2 July 16, 2008

I was intrigued by the addition of butter and black beans. I love the mix with the regular beans. I did not have any meatballs to use for this recipe, but you can be sure I will do it in the future. What a great idea! Roxygirl Roxygirl in Colo.

Roxygirl in Colorado August 03, 2005

I was hesitant to try this and just about chickened out. I am sure glad that I didn't. It was great. Even my picky eater ate it! Yum! I couldn't find turkey meatballs so I just used browned ground turkey. I also added some barbecue sauce. It was great.

Kelly McPherson December 09, 2003

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