Slow Cooker Smothered Barbecue Green Beans


  • 12 strips thick-cut bacon, chopped

  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup tomato ketchup
  • 3/4 cup Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 4 (15 oz.) cans cut green beans, drained and rinsed OR fresh if you prefer


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp, then Transfer cooked bacon to a paper-towel lined plate.
  2. Drain most of the bacon grease from the skillet, leaving about 2 tbsp. left in the pan.

  3. Add diced onions and saute until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Combine tomato ketchup, Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth and well combined.
  5. Spray the inside of a slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and add green beans, sauteed onions, and barbecue sauce mixture.
  6. Stir to combine and sprinkle top with cooked bacon. Cover and cook for 4-5 hours on LOW heat.
  7. ENJOY!