This is another of the recipes that comes from the booklet that came with my first crock pot in the early 1970s.
1/2 to 1 pound ground beef
3/4 cup bacon, cut in small pieces
1 cup chopped onion
2 cans (1-pound, 15-ounce size) pork and beans
1 can (1-pound) kidney beans, drained
1 can (1-pound) butter limas, drained
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
3 tablespoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
Brown ground beef in skillet; drain off fat and put beef in CROCK-POT. Brown bacon and onions; drain off fat. Add bacon, onions, and remaining ingredients to CROCK-POT. Stir together well. Cover and cook on Low 4 to 6 hours.
If using the 2-quart CROCK-POT, reduce this recipe by half.