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Slow-Cooked Bean Medley Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Bean Medley Recipe

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I often change the variety of beans in this classic recipe, using whatever I have on hand to total five 15- to 16-ounce cans. The sauce makes any combination delicious! It's a gluten-free side dish that's popular with everyone. —Peggy Gwillim, Strasbourg, Saskatchewan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 255 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 942 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 12 ingredients. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until onion and peppers are tender. Discard bay leaves. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Bean Medley in Taste of Home June/July 2008, p43

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 255 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 942 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Reviews for Slow-Cooked Bean Medley

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Reviewed Jul. 3, 2014

This is absolutely delicious! I have made it many times for cookouts and potlucks. Everyone loves it and asks for the recipe.

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Reviewed Jun. 23, 2014

Been making this for years. Family & friends love it & request it for gatherings. Recently tripled it and cooked it in a roaster for my granddaughters graduation party. She specifically requested that I make it & everyone loved it. The vegetarians there loved it too.

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Reviewed May. 25, 2014

Just delicious and a big hit at my family's barbeques. Loved it and would not change a thing.

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Reviewed May. 27, 2013

Made this recipe for a cookout. I left out the corn and Lima beans, added an extra can beans. It was a hit, virtually no leftovers. Sweeter than I expected, but very good. Will add a jalepeno next time. It was a great side dish, and I found many people using it as a hotdog topping.

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013

Great recipe. Took to a family gathering and everyone loved it, even the kids. Simple and delicious and it all fit into my 5-quart Crockpot.

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