Best-Ever Beans and Sausage Recipe

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Best-Ever Beans and Sausage Recipe
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Best-Ever Beans and Sausage Recipe

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My wife devised this dish, which is extremely popular with our friends and family. When she asks, "What can I share?" the reply is always, "Bring your beans and sausage...and a few copies of the recipe." — Robert Saulnier, Clarksburg, Massachusetts
MAKES:
12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 20 min.
MAKES:
12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds bulk spicy pork sausage
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (31 ounces) pork and beans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard

Directions

In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add green pepper and onion; saute until tender. Drain. Add remaining ingredients.
Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 325° for 1 hour. Uncover. bake 20-30 minutes longer or until bubbly. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Best-Ever Beans and Sausage in Taste of Home February/March 1997, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 316 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 857mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 9g fiber), 13g protein.

  • 1-1/2 pounds bulk spicy pork sausage
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (31 ounces) pork and beans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add green pepper and onion; saute until tender. Drain. Add remaining ingredients.
  2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 325° for 1 hour. Uncover. bake 20-30 minutes longer or until bubbly. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Best-Ever Beans and Sausage in Taste of Home February/March 1997, p27

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Brenda User ID: 7253683 272845
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2017

"My recipe is similar, however, substitute 1 lb. BACON - crispy, carmelize a VIDALIA ONION using some of the bacon grease, cut brown sugar down to 1/2 cup, use 3/4 cup ketchup and add 1 bottle of chili SAUCE - perfect flavor combinations and not overly sweet, but tangy!"

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 272341
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2017

"These are great! I made them in the crock pot since I was going to be gone all day. 4-5 hours on low and they were perfect!"

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shelleyd User ID: 1768114 271896
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2017

"These are delicious! The recipe I make, given to me by my dear friend, is a slight variation of this. Instead of the ketchup, mine calls for a standard can of tomato soup, undiluted, and a very small can of tomato paste. The result would be not so sweet. I have taken this dish to many picnics/potlucks and it is always a big hit!"

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KristaKCornell User ID: 5435696 271601
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2017

"I have not made the recipe, was just wondering how long you cooked it in the slow cooker?"

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annrms User ID: 2649709 255169
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2016

"I have made this recipe many times over the years. I neglected to review them...should have...! These are great. I often serve them as part of our 4th of July "picnic on the porch" for my Mom's birthday. I like to assemble the recipe and "cook" them in the slow cooker."

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 255145
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2016

"The recipe name and high rating don't lie! These really are the Best-Ever Beans and Sausage! Closely followed directions but also added leftover ham. Corn-chips, salad and a PB pie made the perfect fall meal. Baked in oven or slow cooker- these really are the 'Best-Ever'! As a volunteer feild editor with Taste of Home magazine I enjoy using time tested classic recipes that can feed a hungry family."

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whbiii User ID: 8382343 252232
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2016

"My grand kids loved it. I will cook this again."

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mel0n User ID: 7884697 41137
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

"I really liked these beans! Grandma and husband did not though, which sadly means that I probably won't be making it again. Grandma says it is a weird combination of flavors. Husband says it is too sweet. You can't win 'em all!"

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Angelrider65 User ID: 5091434 17958
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2014

"made this and it tastes great..a couple people that like traditional baked beans with ground beef thrown in probably won't like it because its too much flavor for them...my grown kids who none like baked beans , including myself really liked this..i love it because it has so much flavor and i like spicy too."

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tateveco User ID: 2558106 18377
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"I have six picky kids and they all love this. It is a regular in my home. Best of all it makes enough that I can reheat some for lunch the next day!"

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