Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Barbecue Beans

Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Barbecue Beans is the perfect chilly day recipe! Made with three different beans, molasses, bacon, and kielbasa – it’s pure comfort food!

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Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Barbecue Beans is the perfect chilly day recipe! Made with three different beans, molasses, bacon, and kielbasa - it's pure comfort food! // Mom On Timeout

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Every Sunday, without fail, Chris asks me to make chili. He loves being able to watch football and grab a bowl of chili and eat it whenever he likes. My boys are big on chili too. They like me to warm up flour tortillas, spread the insides with melted butter and then roll them up. They dip that into their chili. Try it – it’s pretty spectacular!

As much as I love chili, I get a little tired of making it. So last week, our Sunday chili turned into this Slow Cooker Kielbasa with Barbecue Beans. It has all the components of chili that they love, but with a lot more flavor.

Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Barbecue Beans is the perfect chilly day recipe! Made with three different beans, molasses, bacon, and kielbasa - it's pure comfort food! // Mom On Timeout

I used three different beans, maple syrup, molasses, and a bunch of other ingredients that you likely have in your pantry for the base. In a moment of weakness, I opted to add in bacon, because, well…bacon.

Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Barbecue Beans is the perfect chilly day recipe! Made with three different beans, molasses, bacon, and kielbasa - it's pure comfort food! // Mom On Timeout

My favorite part of this dish is the kielbasa. I love kielbasa and I like to keep it on hand for quick breakfast scrambles or easy dinners like this Kielbasa, Peppers, and Potato Hash or this Cheesy Kielbasa, Rice and Broccoli Skillet. I added two full ropes of kielbasa cut into chunks to the top of the rest of the ingredients and let me slow cooker do the work for me.

Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Barbecue Beans is the perfect chilly day recipe! Made with three different beans, molasses, bacon, and kielbasa - it's pure comfort food! // Mom On Timeout

The kielbasa slowly cooks on top and the juices run down into the bean mixture below. Magical. When all is said and done, you’ve got something that looks like this:

Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Barbecue Beans is the perfect chilly day recipe! Made with three different beans, molasses, bacon, and kielbasa - it's pure comfort food! // Mom On Timeout

And, a house that smells fantastic. Win-win. Watch how easy it is! (Many asked on Facebook where I got my slow cooker from…it’s a Disney Pixar Slow Cooker that you can find here.)

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Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Barbecue Beans
 
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Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Barbecue Beans is the perfect chilly day recipe! Made with three different beans, molasses, bacon, and kielbasa - it's pure comfort food!
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 12 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 15 oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 15.8 oz Great Norther beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15.25 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 14.5 oz can chicken broth
  • ½ lb bacon, cooked, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 lbs Kielbasa, cut into bite size pieces
Instructions
  1. In a large slow cooker, add all of the ingredients except for the kielbasa and stir gently to combine.
  2. Place the kielbasa on top and cover with the lid.
  3. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or high for 4 to 5 hours. Stir in the kielbasa before serving.
Notes
I recommend the low setting for this recipe because on high, the beans tend to get dried out. If you need to cook on high due to time constraints, monitor the beans and add more broth or water if necessary.

Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Barbecue Beans is the perfect chilly day recipe! Made with three different beans, molasses, bacon, and kielbasa - it's pure comfort food! // Mom On Timeout

Some of my favorite slow cooker recipes are…

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…this Slow Cooker Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. The moistest cake ever!

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And these Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Brownies – talk about fudgy!

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One of my favorites to come home to – Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce! A favorite with my boys!

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A lifesaver at Thanksgiving, Christmas…and Tuesdays! Slow Cooker Citrus and Herb Turkey Breast – you’ll never want to make turkey any other way after you try this!

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Comments

  1. Ruth denning says:

    Like the kielbasa and beans but would have preferred a recipe using dry beans.
    Actually recipes using dry beans requested.

  2. Okay this looks AMAZING. how come you don’t invite me over for dinner more often? Or should I just start showing up at your house every sunday? :) :)

  3. Jennifer Franks says:

    Does the time need to be adjusted if the recipe is halved?

  4. Hi there- just put this in the slow cooker- can’t wait for dinner! I see it’s 12 servings… any clue what a serving is (a cup? More?) just curious- thanks!

  5. This is really good! I’ve made it!
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  6. can I make it half so cut all ingrediants in half corct

  7. No1DawgFan says:

    Do you use Light or Dark Kidney beans? How much is one serving or total yield? Going to make this for Super Bowl and want to make sure it will be enough or if I need to double the recipe. Sounds and looks yummy. Can’t wait to make it! :)

  8. Shelby Green says:

    I tried this recipe yesterday. I thought it was very good, and the Mrs. said they were the best beans she ever had.

  9. Do you use regular or blackstrap molasses?

  10. This is a good recipe. My family doesn’t like sweet dishes, so I only put one tablespoon of brown sugar in this. Brown sugar is usually in BBQ sauces. I also added three chopped up raw chicken breasts. And only one kielbasa sausage. Only one can each of the beans. And about one half cup of the chicken broth. Omitted the bacon. My family loved this recipe. Thank you !!

  11. Have you tried freezing it?

  12. Made this today, it was great! Thank you!

  13. Shoot! I used dry norther beans. After 6 hours they’re still hard as rocks. Can this be salvaged?

  14. Timmer 1969 says:

    I added another can of kidney beans, and a full pound of bacon. It was FANTASTIC!

  15. Do you know what the calorie info is for this recipe?

  16. How do I do this recipe using dry beans? I’ve seen the 16 bean bags in the store. Prefer using dry beans. Recipe sounds great.

  17. Karley Smith says:

    Was the kielbasa cooked before putting into the crockpot?

  18. Christa Muhs says:

    This looks so scrumpteous…

    I would like to replace the Kielbasa because I do not get it here in Germany. Do you have a tip?

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