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“This ridiculously easy crock-pot meal is good both hot and cold. I usually serve it with corn bread.”
5hrs 5mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb lean ground beef (fresh, thawed or still frozen) or 1 lb ground buffalo meat (fresh, thawed or still frozen)
  • 60 ounces canned pinto beans
  • 1 12 cups frozen chopped onions (or fresh onion, chopped)
  • 1 12 cups barbecue sauce (I use Kraft Original to make it gluten free)


  1. Put ground beef in the crock pot. I don't brown it, or even thaw it. If it's frozen, it's fine to leave it in one big lump.
  2. Drain & rinse the beans, then pour over beef.
  3. Add the chopped onion and barbeque sauce. Stir the onions, beans and sauce if you'd like.
  4. Cover and cook. I cook it on high 5 - 6 hours if the beef is frozen.
  5. Before serving, take out the beef and break it into bite-sized chunks. Return to the pot & stir.
  6. Serve hot or cold.

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