Buddha's Baked Beans are everyone's favorite BBQ side dish!

Buddha’s Baked Beans

Buddha’s Baked Beans are the best baked beans you’ll ever taste! Loaded with beef, bacon and brown sugar, there’s nothing that can’t be good!

Buddha's Baked Beans are the best beans you'll ever taste!


Here we are making another recipe that before this web site I definitely never would have tried.

Beans aren’t what I’m going for at a BBQ. I’m going for the ribs, burgers, potato salad and watermelon. Pass on the beans for me.

But when you take baked beans and add whole pound of ground beef, a whole pound of bacon and a lot of brown sugar…well then these are beans that I’m going to give a try. There’s not many bacon recipes in general that I’m going to be passing up.

Once you try Buddha’s Baked Beans, no beans will ever be the same. You know like normal people who open a can of beans and just heat them up? Can’t even imagine that. Not after having these beans. I mean look at this slow cooker, you can hardly even see the beans with all the other ingredients going on. Lots of meat to beef ratio here.

Just the way I think beans should be.

Buddha's Baked Beans are loaded with beef, bacon and brown sugar.


This recipe is from Christie’s mom and she’s been making it for years. Way before I ever came into the family, I mean a really long time. And I always heard that everyone loves them whenever she makes them. So we thought it was time that we got them here on the site for you all to enjoy too.

The only change to the recipe was adding a can of red kidney beans – for a different texture and look. But honestly mostly for the look, so if you only have cans of baked beans it’s totally fine.

These beans will cook in your slow cooker for a few hours, give them a stir and bring them along to wherever you’re going. Or keep them on low until you’re ready to serve them up! Watch and see how incredibly easy Buddha’s Beans are to make!



All I can tell you is that these beans are epic. One bite and you’ll never heat up beans from the can again!

Buddha's Baked Beans are everyone's favorite BBQ side dish!


Buddha's Baked Beans are everyone's favorite BBQ side dish!

Buddha’s Baked Beans

  • Author: Dan
  • Yield: 10 1x


  • 3 (41 oz.) cans baked beans
  • 1 (15 oz.) can red kidney beans
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 (2.6 oz) package Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 lb. ground beef, browned and grease drained
  • 1 lb. bacon, cooked until crisp and chopped


  1. Place all ingredients in a slow cooker.
  2. Stir and cook on low setting for 6 hours or on high setting for 3.
  3. Keep warm until ready to serve.

Here’s the slow cooker we used for this recipe!

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