Slow cooker kielbasa baked beans take baked beans to an entirely new level. This slow cooker kielbasa and beans recipe adds delicious kielbasa slices to easy slow cooker baked beans to create a recipe that's the perfect addition to any summer, fall, or winter potluck. This is one recipe that will have everyone coming back for more!
Oh my, these are some of the best slow cooker beans you'll ever eat. All you do is put everything in the slow cooker and let it cook. You can leave it all day, just give it a good stir, and your beans are ready to serve.
The flavor is just delicious, and they'll go great with burgers, or a steak. Everyone will love these and trust me, they'll come back for seconds. Keep this one in your favorites! It's definitely one of mine!
Kielbasa Baked Beans
I love to serve baked beans during the summer and fall. They're the classic paring to so many delicious foods, all of which you'll generally find at any party. Baked beans are a classic party dish, and I took my recipe to the next level by adding kielbasa to it.
This slow cooker kielbasa and beans recipe is delicious and super easy because I use pork and beans to speed things along. Rather than rinsing, soaking, and boiling dried beans - which takes forever, by the way - I simply use pork and beans.
They make the recipe come together so quickly, and they also add a nice flavor boost to the entire recipe because they're already seasoned. Or course, I don't stop there. Pork and beans are simply one of the delicious ingredients that you'll find in these slow cooker baked beans!
Why I Love This Recipe
To begin with, it's easy. So easy. Super easy. It's also absolutely delicious and a classic dish that almost everyone loves.
- Easy to make
- Let the slow cooker do all the work
- Full of flavor
- Everyone loves it
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make these delicious kielbasa baked beans. All of these are kitchen staples, too! Outside of the kielbasa and maybe the molasses, you probably have everything you need in your kitchen right this second. Here's what you'll need.
- 1 Package of Polska Kielbasa - 16 ounces
- 4 cans of Pork n beans (14 - 17 ounce cans)
- 1 small sweet onion - chopped
- 1 teaspoon of Minced Garlic
- 1 cup of Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon of Coarse Ground Garlic Salt
- 1 Tablespoon of Dry Ground Mustard (found with the spices)
- 3 Tablespoons of Black Strap Molasses
- ½ cup of Ketchup
Ground Beef or Bacon: If you don't like kielbasa, feel free to use ground beef or bacon, instead. They both add a great flavor to the dish.
Dried Beans: If you prefer to use dried beans in your recipe, feel free to do so in this one. Be aware that you'll have to factor in time to soak and then pre-cook the beans before adding them to the recipe.
You don't need much to make this delicious slow cooker kielbasa and beans recipe. A slow cooker and a few more items are all it takes to whip up these slow cooker baked beans.
- Slow cooker
- Knife and cutting board
How to Make Kielbasa Baked Beans
This recipe is full of flavor, but it's not full of work. It doesn't take much effort at all to make his slow cooker kielbasa and beans recipe. In fact, the hardest part of the entire recipe is simply chopping the onions.
Step 1: Slice and Chop
Slice your kielbasa, chop your onion, and mince your garlic.
Step 2: Cook the Kielbasa
To cook the kielbasa, place the lid on the slow cooker and set it to high. After a few minutes, add your kielbasa to the bottom of the slow cooker, and leave them there for about 45 minutes. Turn the kielbasa slices and leave them for another 15 minutes.
Step 3: Add the Remaining Ingredients
Add the pork and beans, chopped onion, minced garlic, brown sugar, garlic salt, ground mustard, molasses, and ketchup. Stir all the ingredients together, making sure that the kielbasa is thoroughly incorporated.
Step 4: Let the Slow Cooker Do Its Thing
Set the slow cooker to high and let the beans cook for about 4 to 5 hours or until bubbly. Stir well and set the heat to low or warm until time to serve.
Kielbasa Baked Beans Serving Suggestions
These slow cooker kielbasa and beans are a classic party or potluck side. To serve them, simply set the slow cooker vessel out on a trivet and let everyone take as much or as little as they like!
If you're serving this as part of a family dinner, you can serve it by itself - it's absolutely a meal on its own - or pair it with classics like fried chicken or burgers.
You'll find the answer to the most commonly asked questions about these slow cooker baked beans here. Be sure to refer to it to answer any other questions you might have.
How to Store Kielbasa Baked Beans
These beans will keep well in the refrigerator for about five days. Store them in the slow cooker vessel or in an air-tight container.
Can I freeze these slow cooker baked beans?
Absolutely. These beans will keep well in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bags for up to 6 months.
How do I defrost them?
If your beans are stored in a container, leave them in the refrigerator overnight to thaw and then heat on the stovetop. If your beans are stored in freezer bags, simply empty the frozen beans into a pot and thaw them on the stovetop at medium-low heat until heated through.
Slow Cooker Kielbasa Baked Beans Recipe
Are you ready to make the most delicious kielbasa baked beans you've ever had? Then simply print the recipe card below and get started. This slow cooker kielbasa and beans recipe is a simple recipe that comes together in a flash.
Give these slow cooker baked beans a try, and I know you'll love them. What are you waiting for?
Slow Cooker Kielbasa Baked Beans
- Crock pot
- 1 package (pound) Polska Kielbasa
- 4 cans (14 - 17 oz) Pork 'n beans
- 1 small Sweet Onion chopped
- 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
- 1 cup Brown Sugar packed
- 1 teaspoon Coarse Ground Garlic Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Dry Ground Mustard found with the spices
- 3 Tablespoons Black Strap Molasses
- ½ cup Ketchup
- Place the lid on the Crock Pot, and turn the Crock Pot on High heat. Open the Kielbasa, and slice in round pieces, and place the pieces in the bottom of the Crock Pot. Leave the Kielbasa in the bottom of the Crock Pot for about 45 minutes, then turn the pieces, and leave for another 15 minutes.
- Add the Pork 'n beans.
- Stir with wooden spoon.
- Add chopped onion.
- Add minced garlic, brown sugar, garlic salt, ground mustard, molasses, and ketchup. Stir all ingredients together, making sure to stir Kielbasa into the beans. Leave the Crock Pot on high and cook the beans until they're bubbling, about 4 or 5 hours. Stir well, and turn the Crock Pot to low or keep warm, and stir occasionally until time to serve.
- Serve, and enjoy every bite!
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