Slow Cooker Sausage Baked Bean Casserole

Throw this Slow Cooker Sausage Baked Bean Casserole together in the morning and forget it until your picnic. It’s packed with bacon and 3 kinds of beans.

Throw this Slow Cooker Sausage Baked Bean Casserole together in the morning and forget it until your picnic. It's packed with bacon and 3 kinds of beans.

Whew! That’s quite a title for a recipe. But if there is any recipe that needs a long, grand title…this would be it!

This Slow Cooker Sausage Baked Bean Casserole is my hubby’s favorite picnic dish.  Anytime there is a picnic coming up and I ask him what we should have?

Without hesitation, this beauty of a dish is his answer.

And really, what’s not to like?

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Throw this Slow Cooker Sausage Baked Bean Casserole together in the morning and forget it until your picnic. It's packed with bacon and 3 kinds of beans.

Every man’s dream, right?

This recipe is from my mom. I remember enjoying it at picnics when I was still at home.  The original recipe calls for making this in a 9×13 pan and baking it in the oven for about 2 hours.  The baked bean casserole turns out deliciously this way.

Over time, however, I shied away from making it too often for a couple of different reasons.

First of all, if it is a hot, summer day, having the oven on for almost two hours is not exactly enjoyable.  Adding extra heat to the house on a 90 degree day isn’t our goal!

Throw this Slow Cooker Sausage Baked Bean Casserole together in the morning and forget it until your picnic. It's packed with bacon and 3 kinds of beans.

Second, I’ve had a few times in the recent past where I forgot to put the casserole in the oven early enough.  The day gets busy and gets away from me…then the casserole has not been done in enough time to have it with our dinner.

For those two main reasons, I decided to try making this in the slow cooker.  My only concern was the bacon that is supposed to lay overtop the casserole. You see, in the oven, it gets all nice and crispy.  I love my bacon crispy.  I was afraid that in the slow cooker, the bacon would be floppy and seem uncooked.

To fix this problem, I cooked the bacon first, then drained and crumbled it.  With about an hour left before dinner, I sprinkled these bits-of-bacon on top of the casserole and hoped for the best.

Throw this Slow Cooker Sausage Baked Bean Casserole together in the morning and forget it until your picnic. It's packed with bacon and 3 kinds of beans.

It worked!  We ended up with an amazing Slow Cooker Sausage Baked Bean Casserole that was easy to throw together in the morning and forget about throughout the day.

Well, it was hard to completely forget about it with the savory smell coming from the kitchen.

If you like slow cooker recipes, make this Slow Cooker Sausage Baked Bean Casserole for your next picnic. And take along copies of the recipe…you’ll be asked for it!

Throw this Slow Cooker Sausage Baked Bean Casserole together in the morning and forget it until your picnic. It's packed with bacon and 3 kinds of beans.
Throw this Slow Cooker Sausage Baked Bean Casserole together in the morning and forget it until your picnic. It's packed with bacon and 3 kinds of beans.

Slow Cooker Sausage Baked Bean Casserole

5 from 3 votes
Throw this Slow Cooker Baked Bean Sausage Casserole together in the morning and forget about it until your picnic. It's a crowd pleaser!
Servings 15 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb mild pork sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 30 ounces green beans 2 cans, drained
  • 15 ounces baked beans
  • 15 ounces pork & beans undrained
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 11 ounces tomato soup undiluted
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 3/4 cup bacon cooked and crumbled

Instructions
 

  • Brown the sausage and onion together, then drain.
  • Combine all of the beans, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, soup, paste and mustard in a slow cooker. 
  • Add the drained sausage and onions. 
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 5-6 hours. 
  • With one hour left, sprinkle on ¾ cup bacon bits. 
  • Cook remaining time, serve and enjoy!

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Notes

An easy way to get more servings out of this is to add more baked beans. It stretches this savory casserole further without affecting the flavor too much!
You can also not cook the onion with the sausage and just add the raw onion to the slow cooker.

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 644mg | Potassium: 638mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 670IU | Vitamin C: 13.9mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2.5mg
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 244

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Renae
9 years ago

hey there, lizzy t! thanks for great looking recipe, cant wait to try it. just wondering if i bake in oven do i use uncooked bacon strips or cooked? im assuming uncooked thanks in advance : )

tk
8 years ago

Wondering if something can be substituted for the condensed tomato soup (I assume as it says undiluted) because most condensed soups contain MSG…. Anyone try something different?

Gayle
7 years ago

Are the canned beans drained before adding to the mixture?

Billie
4 years ago

5 stars
What size crock pot are you using with this ??

Cindy
4 years ago

Hi Lizzy , great recipe of the baked beans I do have to say no green beans in a baked beans casserole sorry to say that !!!!! I have a great recipe of a baked beans my brother made over 30 years ago and I still make it and people want the recipe when my husband and I go places with it thx Cindy from Colorado

Kaye Ness
4 years ago

Do you have a favorite brand and ‘style’ of baked beans you like to use? Thanks!

Marie
3 years ago

5 stars
Yes, Bush are the best, I buy them too. great choice.