- 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
- 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.
Reviews forBest-Ever Beans and Sausage
"Question. Do you use breakfast or Italian hot sausage?"
"I thought this was delicious. When it was time to bake uncovered, I added a prepared cornbread batter on top and evenly smoothed it over. It baked beautifully. The cornbread was a nice compliment to the dish. I will make this again."
"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!"
"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!"
"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!"
"I have not made the recipe, was just wondering how long you cooked it in the slow cooker?"
"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."
"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."
"My grand kids loved it. I will cook this again."
"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!"