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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Slow-cooker Potluck Baked Beans

Potluck Baked Beans, the one bean dish you will serve again and again! Don't be surprised if they are requested by the family, and by anyone inviting you to come and share a dinner. Fortunately, the ingredients are available year-round...and this is so easy to put together.

While we almost always cook from scratch here at Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household, Pork and Beans is one premade product I turn to for this recipe and a few other delicious recipes that I plan on sharing. Simply put, this easy and frugal dish is good. Actually more than is delicious!

Potluck Baked Beans would be perfect with your next barbeque because once they are stirred together and in the slow cooker, that is it! No stirring, checking on, or worrying. Leaving you free to enjoy your day with family and friends. Leftovers, should you have any, are delicious cold the next day or freeze for another meal. 

For this bean dish, I used my 9X13 Casserole Slow Cooker. I have to say this (in my humble opinion...) is the perfect style of slow-cooker for cooking beans and quite honestly, for serving from, as well. Due to the shallow design, the beans on the bottom do not overcook while waiting for the beans closer to the top to get done. 

The ingredients for Potluck Baked Beans are all basic pantry ingredients and are most likely readily available in your pantry. And just so we can make this dish when desired, when this product goes on sale for the summer months, I do stock up a bit. But I have to be honest, with the price of food rising so rapidly, I actually developed my own homemade bean recipe that goes great in this recipe. Yep Homemade (No)Pork and Beans work great in this recipe!

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • pork and beans or Homemade (No)Pork and Beans, recipe link here.
  • onion
  • brown sugar, you can make your own...
  • molasses
  • apple cider vinegar
  • apples
  • ballpark mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • ketchup
 You will also need the following:
  • slow cooker
  • kitchen knife
  • cutting board
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • can opener
 Now we are ready to begin!

Potluck Baked Beans, upscale your pork and beans!

Potluck Baked Beans
adapted from: Fix and Forget It, new cookbook

6-8 slices bacon, chopped
1 medium onion, diced
3 - 15 oz cans pork and beans, see note below 
1/2 c brown sugar
1 T molasses
1 T apple cider vinegar
1-2 apples, chopped (do not peel)
1 T prepared mustard (yellow ballpark-style)
2 t Worcestershire sauce
1/2 c ketchup 
dash of hot sauce

Saute bacon in a skillet until beginning to brown, drain excess fat, add onions and continue cooking until golden brown. 
Scrape the onions and bacon into the slow cooker. 

How to make Potluck Baked Beans!

Add rest of ingredients, stir well. 

Cook on low for 4-8 hours, these beans are very adaptable to your own needs for a picnic or potluck.

Note: if you like "saucy" beans, do not drain. If you do not like "saucy" beans, pour off the top sauce from two cans of pork and beans. To substitute Homemade (No)Pork and Beans, use 5 to 6 cups of cooked beans. 



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  1. Looks delicious, but it's going to be a long time till our next potluck or barbeque! :(

    1. OMG, I sure wish we could all see our friends and enjoy their company...

  2. Looks yummy! Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 42 for Crock Pot and Instant Pot Recipes, open until February 17. Shared on social media.

    1. Thanks so much, I appreciate it! Have a great week ahead.


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