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Smoky Beans Recipe

Smoky Beans Recipe

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

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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. In a very large bowl, combine the beans, sausage, bacon and onions. Combine the remaining ingredients; stir into bean mixture.
  • 3. 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Smoky Beans

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pajamaangel
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"The cider vinegar was too strong for me."

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sandp
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

"This is one awesome recipe. Just the right combination of ingredients makes it delicious and simple to make. Every time I take it to a potluck I get at least 3 or 4 requests for the recipe! Love it!"

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rawww
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2013

"this is a very tasty dish I kept the butter beans out and and i broke it down in half or better myself on the bacon and the cans of beans but most of the spices stayed the same. take a chance on this one everyone that had it is asking me for the recipe."

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happyt
Reviewed May. 31, 2013

"I divided by six to make a smaller recipe. It turned out very good and I got request for the recipe. I used Northern instead of Butter beans. I will definitely serve again."

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kmk1955
Reviewed May. 31, 2013

"I made these for a small family get together, using the reduced serving recipe as provided by a reviewer. They were a hit and reheated nicely. Very good flavor and will make again. Nice change to typical burger versions."

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MyaPain
Reviewed May. 28, 2013

"i haven't tried this recipe yet but it sounds so good. I have been looking for a good recipe like this. can't wait to try it and thanks to dovecanyon for giving a much smaller version."

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jr1849
Reviewed May. 28, 2013

"Haven't made these yet but I plan to using the cut down recipe given below because these sound yummy and my family loves beans. I just wish the food police would stop with their negativity especially when they haven't even MADE them! If a recipe does not meet your exacting nutirtional standards then just move along until you find one that does. No need to criticize the rest of us!"

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JanCH
Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"Much better the second day. I used the smaller recipe from a reviewer, but I'd suggest using less vinegar."

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LauraManning
Reviewed May. 25, 2013

"What a shame that the only bad reviews are by people who haven't even tried this recipe. Looks like a great recipe...think I'll make it for our next potluck. Notice: I'm not including a rating because I HAVEN'T TRIED IT YET."

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shbkyn
Reviewed May. 25, 2013

"I would never make this dish because of the sodium content. We are talking seven cans of beans that salty, three lbs of bacon one and a half catsup the nutriiiitional facts cannot be right, oh forgot the sausage, loaded with salt."

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wvuosu
Reviewed May. 25, 2013

"To 1DCOL I believe you missed the line that says FOUR 13x9 dishes."

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1DCOL
Reviewed May. 25, 2013

"HOW DID YOU GET ALL THAT IN A 9 X 13 DISH ?? SOUNDS LIKE A CROCK"

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GHullar
Reviewed May. 24, 2013

"I have been making this recipe for over 20 years. The only change is I use ground beef instead of the sausages. Everyone loves it! It even makes a nice one dish meal."

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decar48
Reviewed May. 24, 2013

"I would like this recipe stated to serve 4- 12 servings, not 90-95!"

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fredaevans
Reviewed May. 24, 2013

"The full recipe makes for a hell of a lot of beans, but the cut down is just below. If you go the 'whole 9 yards' this freezes very well for future use."

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Romey10101
Reviewed May. 24, 2013

"I 've been making this for years(smaller quantities) and there is never any left! Better even the second day!"

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dovecanyon
Reviewed May. 24, 2013

"These beans are the BEST! For anyone who is interested in a smaller version, here it is: 1/2 lb bacon, 1/2 onion, 1 28oz can baked beans, 1 16oz can kidney beans, 1 16oz can butter beans (lima beans), 1/2 pound sausages, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup catsup, 1/4 cup cider vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder & dry mustard. This makes about 11-12 cups of beans and fits in a 9x9 square pan. I used my glass casserole for nicer presentation. Make this dish for your next B-B-Q and all bean lovers will want to marry you! ;)"

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beestwo
Reviewed May. 24, 2013

"I've been making this recipe for years for part-luck dinners .It's great ,every one loves it ."

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olsonbarb
Reviewed May. 17, 2011

"I have been making this dish for years for church groups. It is the most requested dish."

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olsonbarb
Reviewed May. 17, 2011

"I have been making this dish for years for church groups. It is the most requested dish."

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olsonbarb
Reviewed May. 17, 2011

"I have been making this dish for years for church groups. It is the most requested dish."

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KScales
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2010

"We regret that 6 cans of butter beans were omitted from this recipe when entered on this site. They would be the third kind of bean mentioned in the recipe introduction. The smoked sausage should also be miniature links instead of full size.

These errors will be corrected soon. We apologize for the oversight.
Taste of Home Test Kitchen"

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Noreen Gruber
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2010

"Hello, could you submit something to feed about ten people? Sounds good. Noreen of Hawthorn Woods, Ill."

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Jan Ice
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2010

"I only see 2 types of beans..am I seeing something or is it what I cant see"

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soltera
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2010

"this is the most amazing stuff--i made this dish for our family hog roast and EVERYONE raved about them---they really are a meal all by themselves----yummy"

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Trishelle Tate
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2010

"My mom made this dish for my wedding reception and there wasn't any left when my new husband and I finally got a chance to eat. Since then I have made it for my family and my sister's wedding reception to rave reviews. It is easy to cut in 1/2 or even 1/3 as needed."

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