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Loaded Crock-Pot Campfire Beans

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Loaded Crock-Pot Campfire Beans are not your average, boring baked beans. Nope! Instead, these baked beans are absolutely LOADED with protein and yummy flavors, plus a hint of smokiness. I don’t think there’s anything boring about that!

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Loaded Crock-Pot Campfire Beans

Did I mention that this recipe can easily be made gluten-free? Yep! That’s just another reason why this recipe is so fabulous! It’s truly a great dish and perfect for any party, carry-in/pot-luck, picnic, BBQ, reunions, or when camping.

Loaded Crock-Pot Campfire Beans

In addition, Loaded Crock-Pot Campfire Beans can serve as a side dish, or they can stand alone as a hearty and filling meal.

Loaded Crock-Pot Campfire Beans
 In the video, you can see just how easy it is to make Loaded Crock-Pot Campfire Beans.
Loaded Crock-Pot Campfire Beans

This recipe couldn’t be any easier. Simply precook ground beef and bacon, drain well, chop a few veggies and dump everything into a large dutch oven or crock-pot.

Note: I used a 7-quart programmable digital crock-pot that my husband gave to as a Christmas gift. (That man knows how much I love receiving cookware and practical small kitchen appliances as gifts!)

Loaded Crock-Pot Campfire Beans

Last Sunday my husband and I attended a family reunion. Each family was asked to bring one meat dish, and either a side dish or a dessert. Guess what we took? Yep, we shared Loaded Crock-Pot Campfire Beans (and a cake), with our family.

Loaded Crock-Pot Campfire Beans

Crock-Pot Campfire Beans

Yields Approx. 6 quarts

A hearty one-pot recipe that can serve as either a side dish or main meal. (GF Option included)

15 minPrep Time

3 hrCook Time

3 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound bacon (GF Option - use a gluten-free brand of bacon)
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • (3) 16-ounce cans baked beans (GF Option - I use Bush's gluten-free beans)
  • (2) 16-ounce cans dark red kidney beans, drained (GF Option - I use Bush's gluten-free kidney beans)
  • (1) 16-ounce can lima or butter beans, drained (GF Option - Bush's has gluten-free butter beans)
  • 1 cup ketchup (GF - I use a gluten-free Hunt's Ketchup)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons liquid smoke (GF Option - use a gluten-free brand of liquid smoke)
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar, (or white vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Brown ground beef and bacon in skillet; drain off fat.
  2. Place all ingredients into a 7-quart crockpot; stir well. Cover and cook on Low setting 5 hours (or High setting 3 hours).
  3. Serve hot.

Loaded Crock-Pot Campfire Beans

As you can see in the picture above, Loaded Crock-Pot Campfire Beans are a hearty meal and perfect for your next camping excursion. In order to simplify things, I suggest precooking the ground beef and bacon beforehand and perhaps cutting the recipe in half (unless you are going to be serving a large group of people).

Depending on your campfire and the placement of your Dutch oven, obviously, the cooking time will vary. All you need to do is thoroughly heat and serve the tasty dinner piping hot. It’s also easy to reheat any leftovers the next day.

Loaded Crock-Pot Campfire Beans



Read about Nutrition, Diet & Allergy facts regarding Bush’s Beans > HERE

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  • Jessie Cooper July 6, 2020, 12:34 pm
    Really this is a nice checklist. Hopefully, it will help us a lot. Thank you
  • SANDRA TUCKER January 6, 2020, 10:04 am
    These look a lot like what we call Calico Beans and it's one of our all-time favorites for family gatherings and cookouts. I change up the types of beans we use and I use sausage instead of hamburger. Love it!
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy January 6, 2020, 10:44 am
      Hi Sandra, Ooh, I like the idea of using sausage instead of ground beef. That would add another delicious flavor to the mix. I also change up the types of beans, depending on what I have on hand. Thanks for visiting our site and for leaving us a nice message. Happy New Year! Linda

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