Slow Cooker Smothered Barbecue Green Beans

Slow Cooker Smothered Barbecue Green Beans speak for themselves! They are out of this world delicious and make the perfect side dish that everyone goes crazy over! Especially during the holidays! 


  • 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!