Dice raw bacon into small pieces and cook in a medium skillet over medium-high heat on the stove-top until crispy. Using a slotted spoon remove cooked bacon from pan and allow to drain on a plate lined with paper towels.
12 Ounces Center Cut Bacon
Drain all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease off from the pan and place pan back on stove and add the diced onion and cook until the onion just starts to turn golden in color.
½ Cup Diced Sweet Onion
Add the canned beans, cooked bacon, onion, brown sugar and BBQ sauce all to a 5 quart or larger slow cooker.
32 Ounces Canned Baked Beans, ½ Cup Brown Sugar, ⅓ Cup Bottled Barbecue Sauce
Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours. Turn slow cooker off and allow the beans to set for at least 1 hour to allow the sauce to thicken.
Gluten Free Note - This recipe is gluten free, however whenever using store bought ingredients it is wise to always read the labels. Hidden gluten may be found in certain brands of bacon, BBQ sauce and baked beans.