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Slow Cooker BBQ Bacon Green Beans Recipe

Recipes for comfort food are inescapable as you browse online for the next dinner inspiration. You’ll see carrot cake with whipped cream, followed by loaded sweet potatoes, and who knows what will slide by next as you are dutifully scrolling down.

Slow Cooker BBQ Bacon Green Beans on a white plate.

Most of them are non-Paleo recipes, to be sure, but that gives us, Paleo cooks, the chance to show off our cookery skills and surpass the other recipes with creativity and unique flavor combinations.

The next time you score a bundle of green beans, two pounds to be more exact, into the slow cooker, they go – washed and ends trimmed, of course. Then a good amount of bacon enters your trusty skillet, aromas arise, and finally, the rest of the ingredients join the beans in the slow cooker.

Skip the processed sugar and use honey instead, if you even need it at all. Forget the Worcestershire sauce and sprinkle on some coconut aminos. And go for your favorite BBQ sauce with Paleo-approved ingredients, homemade or not.

While you are impatiently waiting (this dish does smell amazing!) for your green beans to finish slow cooking in the BBQ sauce, we can only suggest filling those last 40 minutes with a preparation of balsamic glazed pork chops and a pecan and endive salad to complete the meal.

Get ready to dive in, soak up the compliments, and be prepared for an encore next week!

Slow Cooker BBQ Bacon Green Beans Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 15 min Cook: 4 h

Ingredients

Slow Cooker BBQ Bacon Green Beans preparation.

Preparation

  1. Place the green beans and diced onions in a slow cooker.
  2. Cook the bacon in a skillet for 4 to 5 minutes, then add the bacon to the slow cooker. Pour any remaining bacon fat into the slow cooker, too, up to 1/4 cup.
  3. In a bowl, combine the BBQ sauce, ketchup, honey, coconut aminos, vinegar, and hot pepper sauce, and season to taste. Add this to the slow cooker and mix everything together.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours, until beans, are tender.
  5. Mix everything gently again and serve.
Slow Cooker BBQ Bacon Green Beans on a white plate.
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Slow Cooker BBQ Bacon Green Beans

There is something mysterious about slow cooker BBQ bacon green beans that will make you want to try the recipe again and again, just to make sure the flavor is right.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, BBQ, green bean, paleo, recipe, slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 358kcal
Cost 10

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. green beans ends trimmed
  • 8 bacon slices sliced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup homemade ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. raw honey optional
  • 2 tbsp. coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. hot pepper sauce optional
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Place the green beans and diced onions in a slow cooker.
    2 lb. green beans, 1 onion
  • Cook the bacon in a skillet for 4 to 5 minutes, then add the bacon to the slow cooker. Pour any remaining bacon fat into the slow cooker, too, up to 1/4 cup.
    8 bacon slices
  • In a bowl, combine the BBQ sauce, ketchup, honey, coconut aminos, vinegar, and hot pepper sauce, and season to taste. Add this to the slow cooker and mix everything together.
    1/4 cup BBQ sauce, 1/2 cup homemade ketchup, 2 tbsp. raw honey, 2 tbsp. coconut aminos, 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar, 2 tsp. hot pepper sauce, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Cover and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours, until beans, are tender.
  • Mix everything gently again and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 995mg | Potassium: 744mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 1780IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 3mg