Crock Pot Southern-Style Barbecue Green Beans With Bacon

"I make these during the holidays which frees up my time in the kitchen. These recipe comes from Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes."
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Ready In:
6hrs 5mins




  • In a small skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels, crumble and set aside.
  • Grease the inside of the slow cooker with some of the bacon drippengs.
  • Add the onion to the skillet and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Put the beans, crumbled bacon, and onion in the cooker. Pour over the barbecue suace, cover, and cook on Low until the beans are tender and glazed, 6 to 7 hours. Serve hot!

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  1. I made these for a big family Thanksgiving. I was looking for a crock-pot vegetable recipe to take to my mom's for T-day (so as not to tie up oven/stove space). This looked good and doesn't have all the cream soup or cheese or saltine crackers gunk. Everyone who tried this dish said it was good. I can't say it was my personal favorite. I used Chris & Pitts original barbecue sauce, although regardless of the brand/flavor of BBQ sauce, I think it just smells a bit odd to me when it gets cooked. I really liked the onions and bacon and using the bacon grease to grease the crockpot and to saute the onions. I wonder if there is some other low-cal sauce I might try instead of the BBQ sauce to give it some flavor but the BBQ itself just seemed a bit odd to me personally. As I said, others at the dinner complimented me on this dish, which is why I give it 4 stars.


I am a mother of three and live in central Pennsylvania. My children were very active in after school activities and found we weren't spending anytime together at meal time. In 1998, I decided to start cooking my dinners in a crockpot so that we could have a home cooked meal together once everyone came home. My children now get so excited to see what we are having to eat and love the smell when they walk in the door. My family calls me the crock pot queen. LOL I use my crock pot everyday of the year. <br> <br>My three children are now in college and before they come home they request their favorite meal. I still continue to cook in the crock pot for my husband and I. It is nice after a long day to know your meal is ready. It also helps in keeping my grocery bill down. With zaar, I can print my shopping list and that is all I purchase is the ingredients on that list. <br> <br>Now, my two daughters have been crock pot cooking while in college. They find it is easy to cook for the themselves and their friends. It is an easy way to have friends over for dinner after classes <br> <br>I still love trying new recipes and purchasing cookbooks, especially crock pot cookbooks. <br> <br>Happy Cooking!
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