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Crock Pot Hickory Smoked Baked Beans

posted by Julie Evink on June 1, 2014

Crock Pot Hickory Smoked Baked Beans ~ Smokey Baked Beans Loaded with Bacon and Hamburger then Slow Cooked!

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Crock Pot Hickory Smoked Baked Beans ~ Smokey Baked Beans Loaded with Bacon and Hamburger then Slow Cooked!

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So lately I’ve been thinking that a house cleaner would be super nice to have. In fact I’ve been thinking this for a while and it’s just justifying the money it costs that is holding me back, but lately I can even justify that. It’s ridiculous. I can not keep up. So I finally decided that I was going to hire one.

I started calling local house cleaners. You know what I found out? Everyone else must have already hired them because I can not for the life of me find one. Every one is booked. So after my third call and no lucky I gave up. I thought maybe I wasn’t meant to have one. Maybe it’s a sign that I should just suck it up and clean my own house and not hate it and detest it and get frustrated because my house does not miraculously clean itself.

Crock Pot Hickory Smoked Baked Beans ~ Smokey Baked Beans Loaded with Bacon and Hamburger then Slow Cooked!

I also thought inside maybe I should quit trying to find one because let’s face it. I felt guilty. I felt guilty for deciding that I couldn’t keep up. I couldn’t do it all. Between a kid, adding another kid to the mix soon, blogging, traveling, feeding everyone, doing laundry trying to keep everyone happy oh ya and working full time I just can’t keep up sometimes. Why is it so hard to ask for help? To hire someone to come in and clean your house? Why does this make me feel so terribly guilty and inefficient? I look at others and they seem to have it all. Clean house, happy kids, they work, they craft, their lawns are well taken care of, and they clean their house. I must be a failure.

While in my quest for a housekeeper I found this out. There are a lot of people that have them as I started asking them around. You know what else? I did not think they were terribly people, slackers, inefficient or anything like I felt of myself. I thought that they were SMART! Smart that they would hire this chore done so they could go outside and play a little more with their kids, that they could maybe pick up a book and enjoy some time to themselves, that they could go on a date night with their husband and not be stressed about getting home to clean their house. So why do I feel guilty? I should, but I do. I’m going to keep looking for that housekeeper and I’m going to try to  less guilty about it because I do have a lot on my plate and if I can spoil myself with a house cleaner and enjoy some down time then so be it. If you want to come clean my house let me know. I’ll pay you plus give you treats mmmmk??

Crock Pot Hickory Smoked Baked Beans ~ Smokey Baked Beans Loaded with Bacon and Hamburger then Slow Cooked!

I have another confession. When poeple post photos on social media I look in the background of their pictures and hope to see some clutter in their lives, on their counter or toys scattered on their floor. When I find so called things I feel relieved that others are like me! They don’t have it all either! And you know what I don’t judge them I just feel better about myself! So please would you post some clutter pictures on social media for me? Thanks!

Speaking of being super busy and not have enough time to do it all this recipe is perfect for you! These amazing baked beans are loaded with hamburger, bacon and slow cooked. They are perfect for all those summer potlucks, picnics and reunions. You can simply dump it all in the crock pot, forget it and look like the miracle worker. I love my crock pot and just because it’s not winter anymore doesn’t mean you can’t use it! Don’t pack it away my friends, embrace it all year long! It’s so handy because it doesn’t warm up your house and we are just as busy in the summer as the winter so take a little pressure off yourself!

Slow Cooked Hickory Smoked Baked Beans

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Slow Cooked Hickory Smoked Baked Beans

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bacon, fried and crumbled
  • 1 lb hamburger, fried
  • 1 (28 oz) can Boston Recipe Baked Beans
  • 1 (15 oz) can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 c. ketchup
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp liquid smoke
  • 2 Tbsp vinegar

Instructions

  1. In slow cooker combine baked beans, kidney beans, hamburger and bacon; mix until combined.
  2. In another bowl mix remaining ingredients. Add to bean mixture and mix until combined. Cook 6-8 hours on low in crock pot.
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    Comments

  • Mary


    Julie: This recipe sounds and looks delish; can’t wait to make it. Nice to have “cross over” recipes that work as either a side dish or main dish. I will probably add some diced onion and garlic, and perhaps also diced bell pepper or celery.

    And oh, believe me … if I posted a photo of the clutter on the table in my home office now, you would not, would not feel bad about the clutter in your home! Just tackle one area at a time, when you have time, and don’t stress; I learned that a long time ago. And yes, I clean my own house.

    • Julie Evink


      Those sound like great additions Mary! Thanks for making me feel better 🙂

  • Marcy


    These beans look great!! Making them for Father’s Day!!!!

    I feel your frustration about housekeepers. I’ve had several over the years and would love to get someone again, just can’t find anyone!!

    • Julie Evink


      I’ll cross my fingers you find one if you cross yours for me!

  • Tanya Schroeder


    Now I’m wondering if I have clutter in my backgrounds? I mean I KNOW I do, I just don’t if you can see it all? Too funny! These are the perfect BBQ bean!!

    • Julie Evink


      Tanya I have never noticed any clutter 🙂

  • Jenn


    I love baked beans and your version is calling my name!

  • Julia


    I am amazed at how you made ordinary ingredients look so terrific!

    When I photograph what I’ve made, I have to choose the angle carefully so that folks aren’t shocked by the clutter that exists. Having a housekeeper once upon a time has spoiled me. I’m terrible at it!

    • Julie Evink


      Yay another fellow clutter lover 🙂 Well maybe not lover but realist!

  • Kelley @Miss Information Blog


    These look so yummy and I love a good slow cooker recipe, thanks for bringing it to Cook it! Craft it! Share it!

  • John R


    Did you not know how to spell onion? I will make these and I see no reason why there should not be some finely dices onions. Is there?

    • Julie Evink


      Feel free to add them John! Recipes are meant for adapting and adding your favorite ingredients. Unfortunately onions are not my husband’s love language!

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