Cheesy Crock-Pot Potatoes and Beans

Crock-Pots or slow cookers have become really popular again, lets face it they are quite a marvelous invention.  They offer a very cheap way of cooking and dinner can be ready to eat as soon as you get home from work - no mess no fuss.  Now whenever you think of a meal cooked in a slow cooker you tend to think it's all stews and casseroles.  But you can actually cook certain foods wrapped in foil which of course means even less washing up as the crock-pot is as clean at the end as it was before any cooking began!

Cheesy Beany Potatoes in foil

Perfect for bonfire night or great for students these cheesy beany potatoes may not look amazing but let me tell you if you this was good!  Prepared in just five minutes then left to cook all day long while you're working or maybe you just have something else to do other than stand over a cooker. 
Lets face it baked beans are really good for you too, high in fibre and virtually fat-free which is probably just as well since these potatoes are loaded with cheese!

So since Crock-Pot are making October #Crocktober a slow cooking campaign, I was asked to make a recipe and was sent this Digital Crock-Pots and a Crock-Pot Food Warmer (a great little gadget that re-heats cooked food while you are in the office) just put the food into the bowl, plug in and 3 hours later your food will be piping hot and ready to eat.  Sadly I don't work in the kind of place where you are able to do that but if you do then it's ideal.

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I love this Crock-Pot - the digital timer allows you to see how much longer you have till your food is ready and it auto switches to keep warm when it's done.  So no need to worry if you're running late.
Crock-Pot UK are supplying one of these rather nice Digital Crock-Pots and a Crock-Pot Food Warmer for my Giveaway.  But first here's my recipe for those cheesy beany potatoes. 

Print Recipe
https://sites.google.com/a/aglugofoil.com/a-glug-of-oil/home/cheesy-beany-crock-pot-potatoes

To serve 4 you will need:
1kg new potatoes (I used Charlotte) cut into bite sized pieces
sea salt and black pepper
1 x 400g can Baked Beans
200g of Extra Matured Cheddar - grated
200g Red Leicester - grated
a sprinkling of Cayenne or Chilli powder

How to do it:
Lay two big sheets of good quality kitchen foil to form a cross.  Line the crock-pot with the foil - it needs to be big enough to be able to pull the sides up and to cover the potatoes.
Throw in the potatoes and season with sea salt and black pepper.  Now pour over the baked beans and stir very carefully taking care not to tear the foil.  
Add half of the cheese (saving the rest till later) and sprinkle a little cayenne or chilli powder.  
 

Pull the foil over to loosely cover the food.  Pop the lid on and switch on the Crock-Pot.  Cook for 8 hours on LOW add the rest of the cheese towards the end of cooking - say ten minutes before just giving it enough time to melt and then serve.


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216 comments

  1. It would be great to make a tasty lentil and potato stew for autumn evenings

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  2. A hearty beef caserole with dumplings! Thank you!

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  3. I would cook A stew & Dunplings xxx

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  4. perfect for cooking up a staffordshire lobby on a cold winter's day

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  5. This recipe looks right up my street! I actually think I might go and pop it in my slow cooker now ready for dinner :)

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  6. Genius! No mess! Oh I love this idea - I might just have to make this for dinner tonight :)

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  7. I'd love to make a root vegetable stew..

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  8. I'm definitely going to try this! Looks really clever!

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  9. I'd try a Mediterranean stew.

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  10. I'd try a Mediterranean stew.

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  11. I would make beef stew, with winter veg and dumplings

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  12. Chicken and potatoes with medditeranean vegetables

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  13. I'm going to make ALL THE THINGS!

    I love to make chicken tacos in a slow cooker, along with pulled pork, beef stew, roasts, chicken curry, swiss steak, and especially pinto beans with a big old ham shank.

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  14. I'd make a chocolate fudge cake!

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  15. This has made me realise I should get a crockpot for my daughter at uni. She is catered for during the week (a first year) but they fend for themselves at weekends. Must investigate. And this meal is absolutely just the kind of thing she and her flatmates would enjoy. Not entering your contest (already have one) but what a marvellous giveaway. Good luck everyone!

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  16. Chickpea and butternut squash stew.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  17. Three bean and sausage casserole! My Dad makes it in his crock pot and it's amazing!

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  18. Oh, definitely a pork shoulder!

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  19. I think I'd try your dish Jan and maybe add some chopped up gammon steak (fat trimmed off 1st though)!

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  20. It has to be beef caserole :) nothing better during these winter months!

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  21. I'd start with this lovely recipe! Mmmm cheesy beans!

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  22. ham hock for a ham and wild mushroom pie

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  23. I started drooling at the thought of cheesey bean potatoes before I even got here. What a great idea. Yum!

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  24. I think my first recipe in a crockpot would be pulled pork.. I'm always hearing about how amazing it is!

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  25. I would make slow cooked pulled pork

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  26. I would cook a lovely beef stew but I am always looking for new ideas

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  27. I've been using mine for years for stews and soups. never tried doing this type of cooking in it. I will now!

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  28. IF I win this, I'd cook a roast in it!

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  29. Definitely a beef stew with dumplings. Just learnt how to do dumplings that don't taste like "undescrible" lol :)

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  30. Lots of stews and curries. And I would have to give your cheesey bean spuds a go - great idea!

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  31. chicken chorizo and potatoes Mmmmmmm :)

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  32. I have to try the cheesy beany potatoes you have given us on the page. But I would also use the crockpot for cake and fudge yummy, if I am lucky enough to win.

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  33. a beef casserole as it so easy

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  34. My partner does the best chilli

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  35. My partner does the best chilli

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  36. I'd cook Beef Stew and Dumplings

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  37. I would be trying your Cheesy Beany Crock-Pot Potatoes. It looks so yummy, and would be ideal to cook on Halloween or Bonfire Night

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  38. Portuguese pork, bean and chorizo stew (Feijoada)

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  39. Knock, knock
    Who’s there?
    Iva.
    Iva who?
    I’ve a sore hand from knocking!

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  40. I'd like to try a fish chowder

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  41. I'd like to try a fish chowder

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  42. Beef lobby made with oxtail soup and loads of dumplings

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  43. I'd like to try a fish chowder

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  44. I would make veg stew with dumplings

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  45. I would make chili! This recipe looks great too!

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  46. a delicious Lamb Stew cooked in a minty gravy with herb dumplings

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  47. A warming chilli con carne, great for the colder evenings
    Sheila Reeves @CakeReev

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  48. A warming chilli con carne, great for the colder evenings
    Sheila Reeves @CakeReev

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  49. A lamb and butterbean stew

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  50. A lamb and butterbean stew

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  51. Everything now the weather has turned but my favourite is Gammon with brown sugar covering.

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  52. I would love to try a pulled pork type recipe or a lamb hock in minted gravey

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  53. I would like to try and make a slow cooked curry.

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  54. A spicy chilli with coriander dumplings.

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  55. Pulled pork would probably be amongst the first items. I have never made anything out of a crock pot but I have eaten food that others have and this was a big hit.

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  56. Love the sound of your recipe, I'd definitely give that a go if I were lucky enough to win and then second on my list would be Hawaiin Pulled Pork yum

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  57. I'd cook a lamb curry
    Farhana

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  58. I think I'd try those cheesy bean potatoes. They look REALLY good .

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  59. Sweet potato and chickpea curry :)

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  60. beef stew and giant dumplings

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  61. I would cook beef stew and dumplings!

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  62. Pulled pork - Ive had it once done in a slow cooker at a friends house and it was so tender melt in the mouth!

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  63. I would make a chilli, my favourite dish!
    Felicity kelly

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  64. I would cook soups, stew, chili, whole chicken, ribs, pork chops and so much more in the slow cooker.

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  65. Cheesy lentil stew - lots of herbs in it to make it smell delish.

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  66. I would definitely have a go at those cheesy beans, sounds just perfect for a winter night

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  67. corn beef hash or stew and dumplins x

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  68. Your recipe looks delicious Jan! I think I would be cooking this! Fabulous. xx

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  69. Guinness stew and cheesy dumplings - the perfect comfort food for cold evenings :)

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  70. Sausage casserole slow cooked in cider, my OH's favourite - makes the house smell wonderful too!

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  71. Beef Stew would be my first to try.

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  72. I would cook a lovely gammon joint - I adore gammon slow cooked as it melts in the mouth when you eat it

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  73. I'd cook a lamb casserole with rich garlic and rosemary gravy and herby dumplings!

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  74. A vegetable stew, slow-cooked so all the veg is really soft and the flavours released... YUM

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  75. Pulled Chicken in a bbq sauce, also made with jacket spuds, also done in the crock pot

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  76. That's interesting about using foil, so I'd have a go experimenting with recipes like your cheesy beany potatoes. :)

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  77. one of my favourite winter dishes Beef Stew and dumplings

    Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

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  78. My favourite, beef stew and Dumplings, perfect for the chilly weather x

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  79. Braised steak and root veg with herby dumplings

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  80. Chicken Casserole with Dumplings!

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  81. I'd make a beef stew with herby dumplings

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  82. My children if they are not careful :) Maybe just a lamb hotpot though. Would taste better!

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  83. A steamed sponge pudding with blackcurrant jam

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  84. to be topical (and because a friend has a huge field of pumpkins!)it would have to be pumpkin soup

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  85. I would cook, steak and ale casserole!

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  86. Chicken and mushroom casserole

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  87. I would love to make chicken casserole with lots of veg

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  88. vegetable stew with dumplings - yum! :D

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  89. would have to be rice pudding as love making rice pudding in the slow cooker

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  90. Kashmiri Butter Chicken. Thank you!

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  91. The first thing I'd make would be beef stew and dumplings :)

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  92. I think I would make ham slow cooked in coke first

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  93. I'd make a chicken curry, lovely for coming home from work on a cold night

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  94. I'd just find anything that can be heated and throw it in there, and see what happens. Bread with garlic butter, slices of potato, cheese sauce, beef, more bread...

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  95. I'd cook brisket of beef in ale.

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  96. Stew and Dumplings would definately be the first thing! x

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  97. our family favourite, beef stew and dumplings :-)

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  98. A sausage and chilli bean stew.

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  99. I would cook a mixed game casserole with dumpling <3


    @smeethsaysfashn on twitter

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  100. A tasty pork and apple cobbler, perfect for the cooler Autumn days :)

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  101. a hearty venison sausage stew

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  102. Soups, soups, soups and stews! Proper winter comfort food :)

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  103. My favourite winter beef stew with potatoes, carrots, mushrooms and garlic.

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  104. I'm loving the cheesy beany potatoes. They look lush. I would definitely make a nice stew at this time of year.

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  105. Macaroni and Cheese, or a Biriani

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  106. I would make some lovely barbecued pulled pork :-)

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  107. Gammon in cherry coke - it's scrumdiddlyumptious!!

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  108. Perfect for a long slow cook Chilli :)

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  109. chicken and chorizo and bean stew winter warming food

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  110. This would be great for making chili and stew for those long winter nights ahead.

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  111. Goulash, a real winter warmer

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Cheers
Jan

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