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Sweet N Sour Beans Recipe
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Sweet N Sour Beans Recipe

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This recipe is popular on both sides of the border. It came from a friend in Alaska, then traveled with me to old Mexico, where I lived for 5 years, and is now a potluck favorite in my Arkansas community. It's easy to keep the beans warm and serve from a slow cooker. -Barbara Short, Mena, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 bacon strips, diced
  • 2 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (28 ounces) baked beans, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 210 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 529 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove with slotted spoon to paper towels. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Saute onions in the drippings until tender. Add brown sugar, vinegar, salt, mustard and garlic powder. Bring to a boil.
  2. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine beans and peas. Add onion mixture and bacon; mix well. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or until heated through. Yield: 20 servings (1/2 cup each).
Originally published as Sweet N Sour Beans in Taste of Home August/September 2000, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 210 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 529 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 16, 2012

This is a great recipe. However, since our family is trying to go plant-based, the bacon was out. Instead I sauteed the onions in 2 tbsp of coconut oil, 1 tbsp braggs liquid aminos (or soy sauce), about 2 tsp garlic, 1/2 tsp paprica and liquid smoke to taste - I guess I prob used a little more than a tbsp. It was still awesome

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

We love this recipe! I substitute Butter Beans and Black Beans for the Lima Beans and Black-eyed peas. The flavors are great, not too tangy and not too sweet. I've made them many times after the first for family get togethers.

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Reviewed Aug. 9, 2010

Everyone loves these beans. Every time we go to a family gathering I'm asked to bring these.

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