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Smoky Beans

 Smoky Beans
These beans are a perfect side dish to almost any meal. Try serving them with your favorite grilled meat! —Pat Turner, Seneca, South Carolina
90-95 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds sliced bacon, diced
  • 3 medium sweet onions, chopped
  • 6 cans (28 ounces each) baked beans, undrained
  • 6 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 6 cans (16 ounces each) butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 packages (12 ounces each) miniature smoked sausages, cut in thirds
  • 3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1-1/2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a
  • slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 3
  • tablespoons drippings. Saute onions in reserved drippings until
  • tender.
  • In a very large bowl, combine the beans, sausage, bacon and onions.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients; stir into bean mixture.
  • Pour into four greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes. Bake, uncovered,
  • at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 90-95
  • servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 198 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 628 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 9 g protein.