Southern Slow-Cooked BBQ Beans - a True Family Favorite!

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READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
Recipe by Kenneth Dixon

Southern slow cooked BBQ bean recipe that has been a favorite among my family. They are a treat at any BBQ. I get asked all the time what I did to make these beans; so, I figured I would share my creation with others.

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Directions

  1. In a frying pan or cast iron skillet, cook the bacon until crunchy. Chop up the bacon in small 1/4 inch pieces. Set aside! Reserve a few tablespoons of the bacon grease.
  2. In a clean frying pan or skillet, cook the ground sirloin until fully cooked. Chop the meat up as it is cooking. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Open all cans of beans. Drain the fluid from the white and dark kidney beans ONLY. Do not drain the sauce from the baked beans. Empty cans into a 6 qt slow cooker.
  4. Measure all remaining ingredients into the crock pot.
  5. (Optional) Add the reserved bacon grease to give the beans some extra flavor.
  6. (Optional) Add the cayenne pepper to add some but not a lot of heat. My wife does not like hot or really spicy foods but thought this little bit of heat was just right.
  7. Cover the slow cooker, and cook on high for 4 hours. You can cook them on low for 6 to 8 hours to let the seasons blend even longer, which no one will complain about at all!
  8. Stir the contents of the slow cooker every hour.
  9. Note: These beans are great leftover. The flavors settle and the beans are even more of a hit the next day.

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