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Slow Cooker Cowboy Pork and Beans with Ground Beef
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins

Slow Cooker Cowboy Pork and Beans are loaded with ground beef, navy beans, vegetables, and a tomato-based sauce for an easy dinner recipe or a popular potluck side dish!

Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork and beans, slow cooker beans, slow cooker ground beef
Servings: 10 cups
Calories: 308.4 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 3 cans (16 ounces each) pork and beans
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can Manwich Original Sloppy Joe Sauce
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • Optional garnish: sliced green onion, grated cheddar cheese, sour cream, fresh parsley or cilantro
  1. Place beans (with sauce), Manwich sauce, and brown sugar in the slow cooker.

  2. Brown ground beef, bell pepper, and onion in a skillet until no longer pink. Drain. Transfer beef mixture to the slow cooker with the pork and beans. Stir to combine.

  3. Cover and cook on HIGH for 30 minutes; then switch to LOW for an additional 1 hour.

  4. Garnish with optional toppings, if desired.

Recipe Notes

This dish works well as an entrée for an easy dinner, or as a side dish at a potluck.

Jackie suggests cooking the pork and beans on HIGH for the first 30 minutes, and then switching the temperature to LOW for another 1 hour. If you're not going to be at home and you cannot switch the temperature after 30 minutes, you can cook your pork and beans on LOW for 2-3 hours or on HIGH for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Cowboy Pork and Beans with Ground Beef
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 308.4 Calories from Fat 94
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.4g16%
Saturated Fat 3.8g24%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.1g
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 746.5mg32%
Potassium 173.8mg5%
Carbohydrates 45.5g15%
Fiber 8.1g34%
Sugar 22.3g25%
Protein 14.9g30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.