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Chuck Wagon Beans with Sausage

I followed the lead of cooks of Old West cattle ranges to come up with these savory beans. Sweet and smoky, they’re made extra hearty by the addition of sausage. —Nancy Moore, Bucklin, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    24 servings (2/3 cup each)


  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) baked beans
  • 3 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, sliced
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) pickled jalapeno slices, drained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 cup steak seasoning


  • In a greased 6-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 229 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 1299mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 8g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • janehull
    Sep 25, 2016

    Good recipe and like using the different beans. I did adjust the steak seasoning amount and left out the jalape?o.

  • pajamaangel
    Apr 16, 2015

    My fiance thought this was really good, but I found it way too spicy. I was thinking of holding back on the jalapenos or maybe using a fresh one instead, but I didn't and was sorry for it. I ate the cornbread I made but not a lot of this.

  • lolohiser
    Feb 4, 2015

    Cassidie said that I could serve this with cauliflower every day and it would be fine with her. Guess that means I better keep it!

  • miabutts
    Jan 12, 2013

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  • shoppermama
    Aug 20, 2012

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  • corpuscissy
    May 25, 2012

    I will try this recipe and see if it will replace our old standby of one can pork and beans to one can of ranch style beans which is a recipe I am always asked for.

  • nadinas
    Mar 4, 2012

    While I have come to love beans and thought this would be great, I was EXTREMELY DISSATISFIED with this recipe! First of all, the AMOUNT of jalapenos is just too much for this recipe. I did everything the recipe said to do and this nearly killed me. I couldn't even taste the beans, SO the jalapenos should be reduced to about 4 oz, an optional ingredient or a topper. Second, steak seasoning is a bit expensive, so if it would be possible, maybe provide a link to some place where we can make our own or add alternative seasonings we can use. I used the required amount and it left me with a half full bottle. Third, DO make sure that you are using at least a 6-qt crock pot! 7-qt may be better, mine is 5 qt and it was at the top edge and hard to stir. I left out the onion in mine by mistake, but it didn't make that much of a difference since this killed my taste buds. I thought for the amount of beans being used, 12 oz would be the correct amount, but no. My dad, thankfully, loved them and is the only one in the house who can eat them! This recipe needs some serious tweaking!!

  • pcpopeye
    Feb 15, 2012

    Recipe was easy to prepare but think there is a typo in the amount of steak seasoning. The recipe calls for 1/4 cup of steak seasoning and I thought that is too much for any spice. So I cut it down to 1/8 of cup. Next time I will reduce it to 1/4 teaspoon and it should not be quite so spicy.