Sweet Sausage 'n' Beans Recipe
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Sweet Sausage 'n' Beans Recipe

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Doris Heath of Franklin, North Carolina shares this slow-cooker version of a traditional French dish called cassoulet. It's sweet, saucy and chock-full of beans, smoked sausage and vegetables.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups frozen lima beans, thawed
  • 2 cups frozen cut green beans, thawed
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (16 ounces) baked beans
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard

Nutritional Facts

469 calories: 1 each, 22g fat (9g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 1489mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 10g fiber), 20g protein .


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, layer the carrots, onion, lima beans, green beans, sausage and baked beans. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar and mustard; pour over beans. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or until vegetables are tender. Stir before serving. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Sausage 'n' Beans in Quick Cooking September/October 2002, p49

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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

"My children love this recipe. Very good and easy to make."

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

"This was fantastic! Normally my husband doesn't enjoy baked beans but when I made this he had 4 bowls of it! I think next time I will add more sausage and carrots. I left out the onions and lima beans."

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