Best Ever Crock Pot Cowboy Beans

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As the name suggests, this is the Best Ever Crock Pot Cowboy Beans recipe you can make for lunch or dinner because it is cooked with three kinds of beans along with beef and bacon and simmered until thick and saucy in a delicious sweet molasses sauce. The beans are cooked until tender and tasty, full of meat, sweet and hearty. The taste of molasses in this recipe is so distinct and gives it a dash of pleasant sweetness without being overdone. This is also a healthy slow cooker recipe that makes a substantial and comfort meal for busy weeknights. Slow cooker recipes for families are not only nutritious but also a splendid idea when you don't want to spend an awful lot of time cooking in the kitchen. You can pair a hot bowl of this beans with a piece of garlic or sourdough bread, or even a salad on the side if you'd like. It’s a good idea to make this recipe in bulk and freeze it in batches so you can thaw and eat it whenever you want to satisfy your craving for this wonderful recipe. This healthy slow cooker recipe is relatively simple and easy to make as well.

Beans are an excellent source of protein, iron, and fiber. In addition to lowering cholesterol, beans also keep a check on blood sugar levels and especially a healthy option of food for people with diabetes. Beans are fat-free food and provide good carbs to the body. A few good vegan options for making this comfort meal extra tasty is to replace the meat with tofu or vegan sausages. Betty Crocker ‘Bac-o's Bacon Flavor Bits’ is a very popular choice of vegan condiment that adds a touch of bacon flavor without the cruelty factor to it. It is soy-based and has no MSG or saturated fats and is preservative-free as well.

If you prefer to eat this beans recipe with a spicy touch to it, then you can choose to opt out the molasses and add a hot barbecue sauce instead. Throw some spicy Italian pork sausages or peppered bacon in addition to it. Change up the condiments and add spices of your choice such as paprika, black pepper, cumin powder, garlic powder or fresh garlic, etc. Hickory liquid smoke is an excellent condiment you can add to enhance the sauce for that smoky flavor especially if adding bacon bits to this recipe. You can even add ground turkey, or chicken along with beef to improve the flavors in this recipe. Make it healthier by adding vegetables like celery, carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, peppers or even greens such as kale, spinach, etc. Thanks to Becky at the The Two Bite Club recipe blog for sharing this Best Ever Crock Pot Cowboy Beans recipe, with us. Do visit Becky's blog for more slow cooker recipes for families. This healthy slow cooker recipe is outstanding and makes family dinners extra special. Try making some today as we strongly recommend this recipe!

Nutrition Facts for:Best Ever Crock Pot Cowboy Beans From The Recipe Critic
Ingredients: Ground beef, bacon, canned kidney beans, white beans, pork and beans, onions, light brown sugar, ketchup, molasses, yellow mustard.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 30 servings * Per Serving: Calories 459, Calories from Fat 77, Total Fat 8.6g 13%, Saturated Fat 2.7g 13%, Cholesterol 31mg 10%, Sodium 506mg 21%, Potassium 1711mg 49%, Carbohydrates 66.5g 22%, Dietary Fiber 14.6g 58%, Sugars 12.3g, Protein 31.1g, Vitamin A 8%,Vitamin C 18%, Calcium 17%, Iron 62%

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