Slow Cooker Lil’ Smokies and Beans

Slow Cooker Lil’ Smokies and Beans

I had grand plans to make a Lil’ Smokies dish for New Years Eve. As with the hustle and bustle of the normal holiday season, our fridge was bursting with yummy leftovers, finger foods and pies.  I had forgotten about the Lil’ Smokies I had purchased.  So grand plans are great until you have to follow through and we were just too busy. Needing to use them, a few weeks later,  I came up with this recipe.  It’s a mix of rich Baked Beans, Beanie Weanies and Lil’ Smokies.  I used  flavorful molasses, real maple syrup, good bbq sauce and Dijon Mustard to add to the kick.

I had Dr. Pepper Sweet and a Bit Sassy Baked Beans.   These are something fairly new at the store (at least where I live) and I had a great deal with my Ibotta app.  I wanted to try them out, and they were yummy!  Obviously you can use any baked beans of your preference.  They were a perfect choice to make the Slow Cooker Lil’ Smokies and Beans.

We had guests coming and so we needed a hearty dish to serve them.  This makes a great side dish and with the leftovers for the next day we paired it with grilled cheese sandwiches. Super easy!

Slow Cooker Lil' Smokies and Beans
Slow Cooker Lil’ Smokies and Beans

Slow Cooker Lil' Smokies and Beans

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 9 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 24 ounces Beef Little Smokies
  • 4 (15 ounce) Cans Baked Beans drained
  • 2 (15 ounce) Cans Pork and Beans drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) Can Chili Beans drained
  • 1 Large Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 1 Cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup I used the real stuff!
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard

Instructions
 

  • Drain all Beans and add to the slow cooker.
  • Chop the Onion and add to the slow cooker.
  • Pour in the Little Smokies.
  • Add your remaining ingredients (molasses, BBQ sauce, maple syrup and Dijon mustard) and stir well. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
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