There's nothing better than baked beans when having a BBQ. There's just something about that combination of flavors that make it a BBQ. Everyone seems to have their own favorite baked bean recipe and here is mine, Root Beer Baked Beans!
I've posted baked bean recipes before (Ranch Style Beans and Sweet Mango Baked Beans) but this baked beans recipe is my favorite. The weird thing is I was never a fan of Root Beer growing up. Go figure!
💭 Recipe Tip
You can also make these baked beans on the stovetop in a large pot or dutch oven. Let all the ingredients simmer over low heat for 3-4 hours desired consistency is reached.
If you've ever wondered what part of the pig Bacon comes from check out the picture below. Surprised?
Do you ever wonder where baked beans come from? I mean baking beans must've been around for hundreds of years right? Since I have a curious mind, I decided to visit my favorite site to look up the history of baked beans. This is what I learned about the history of baked beans.
🥓 How to Make Bacon
If you struggle to make bacon perfectly, I've put together a short tutorial on How to Make Perfect Bacon - 3 Ways. Check it out! My preferred method is baking it in the oven.
And don't throw away that bacon grease! Bacon is expensive and the grease is great for making Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Cheese, Popcorn and even hash browns. It can keep up to 3 months if properly stored in the refrigerator.
💭 Slow Cooker Tip
Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it's cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. By just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.
For more great recipes with Bacon, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Root Beer Baked Bean recipe in your Slow Cooker (see recipe card for quantities): Baked Beans, Chili Beans, Pork & Beans, Bacon, Root Beer, BBQ Sauce, Yellow Onion, Dijon Mustard, Worcestershire Sauce and Salt & Pepper.
🥣 How to Make Root Beer Baked Beans
Whisk together root beer, barbecue sauce, mustard and Worcestershire sauce in a medium bowl and set aside.
Place all beans, diced bacon, and onion in the slow cooker, then top with barbecue sauce mixture and stir together until fully incorporated.
Cover slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours, then cook uncovered until desired consistency is reached.
Root Beer Baked Beans
- Slow Cooker
- Bowl for Mixing
- 15 oz Baked Beans
- 15 oz Chili Beans
- 15 oz Pork & Beans
- ½ lb Bacon, cooked & chopped
- 12 oz Root Beer
- 1 Cup BBQ Sauce
- 1 Small Yellow Onion, diced
- 2 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
- 2 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Whisk together root beer, barbecue sauce, mustard and Worcestershire sauce in a medium bowl and set aside.
- Place all beans, diced bacon and onion in slow cooker, then top with barbecue sauce mixture and stir together until fully incorporated.
- Cover slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours, then cook uncovered until desired consistency is reached.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.
This recipe is great. I love chili and baked beans, so this was a great recipe to try. It was east to make and turned out delicious. It is one of those recipes that you can make and hopefully have leftovers for the next day. Very tasty.
If someone had told me to use Root Beer when making baked beans I would have said no way. I made this recipe with the root beer and it was just delicious. Will never make it without Root Beer again. So good.