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Hearty Pork N Beans Recipe

"This sweet chunky mixture tastes great as a main dish with French bread or corn bread," reports Janice Toms, Saline, Louisiana. "It's also a good side dish to serve at a barbecue or potluck."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 package (16 ounces) smoked sausage, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 can (16 ounces) pork and beans, undrained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the remaining ingredients. Stir in beef mixture. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until heated through. Yield: 8 main-dish servings or 12 side-dish servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 485 calories, 21 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 1,757 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 26 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 21, 2011

"I have made this recipe as is for dinner, but have also adapted it to make a large amount on several occasions. I am asked to bring this to nearly every event we attend during the summer months and have shared the recipe with many others."

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