Bunkhouse Beans Recipe
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Bunkhouse Beans Recipe

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With sliced hot dogs and several types of beans in the mixture, this hearty dish could be a meal in itself. It was very popular at my son's cowboy theme party. We turned our kitchen peninsula into a "covered wagon" to serve the buffet.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 5 hot dogs, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) pork and beans, drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans or lima beans, rinsed and drained


  1. In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Stir in the beans; pour into an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Bunkhouse Beans in Taste of Home December/January 2001, p37

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Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

"I have found his recipe to be so reliable when in a hurry , having others in toa meals and is so economical"

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2012

"This is the best beans with hotdogs ever. We left out the salsa and used northern beans in place of the kidney beans. SOOOO good. A great belly warmer on a cold day."

Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"Wonderful dish! I made this last year for a 4th of July BBQ and it was a hit."

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"My family loves this. We've used little smokies cut in half instead of hot dogs and also made them in the crock pot."

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