Crock Pot Baked Beans a la "Pedernales Swimmin' Hole Bean Recipe"

Cook's Notes: If you enjoy a good pot of beans with you BBQ meals, you gotta try this crock-pot baked beans recipe! It comes courtesy of our good friend and radio personality, R. Gaines. He calls it "Pedernales Swimmin’ Hole Bean Recipe".

It's a relatively straight forward recipe, with a slow cooking process. The special zing to it is the Andouille Sausage combined with the Jack Daniels. This is one of my favorite bean recipes!


  • 1 bag (lb.) of Navy Beans
  • 1 link of Cajun Andouille Sausage
  • 1/2 tbsp. of Cajun Salt
  • 1 tbsb. of fresh ground Black Pepper
  • 1 fresh Serrano Pepper 
  • 1 to 2  tbsb. Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsb. Dry Mustard
  • 1 Sweet Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Clove Garlic (Minced)
  • 2 shot glasses of Jack Daniels
  • 1/4 to 1/2 can of Dr. Pepper soda pop
  • 1/4 tbsb. of Red Pepper flakes. 


Soak beans in water overnight, rinse next day and put in Crock Pot/cover with water.

Take sausage and remove outer casing or split down the middle and place with beans.

Take Serrano Pepper, split into two pieces and remove most of the seeds.

Add 1 shot of Jack Daniels, cook takes other shot. (Good Day Sunshine!)

Add remainder of all ingredients and stir a bit.

Cook says a small prayer for tasty beans! 

Let Crock Pot cook on high 2 hours then turn to low 8 hours or till done to taste.

Stir occasionally while enjoying the smell of what's cookin.

Go about your bidness till suppertime! ENJOY!

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