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slow cooker bbq green beans
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4.75 from 4 votes

Slow Cooker BBQ Green Beans

Slow Cooker BBQ Green Beans are sweet and tangy, easy to make, and perfect for cookouts or as a side with your weeknight dinner.
Keyword: bacon, bbq, crock pot, green beans, Slow cooker, slow cooker bbq green beans


  • slow cooker


  • 6 - 8 cups fresh green beans, ends snipped. Cut larger beans in half. (OR you can use 4 (14.5 oz.) cans green beans, rinsed and drained)
  • 8 slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings (OR 2 tablespoons butter)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup BBQ sauce (I used Sonny's Sweet BBQ sauce)
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more if you like)
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a large bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar, BBQ sauce, honey, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons reserved bacon drippings in a skillet over medium-high heat and sauté onion until softened.. Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove from heat.
  • Place green beans and onions in slow cooker. Then pour BBQ ketchup mixture over them.
  • Mix everything together until incorporated, then top with crumbled bacon
  • Cover slow cooker and cook on high for 2-3 hours, or on low for 4-5 hours.