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Hearty Bean Side Dish

"In a small, simple ceremony on the farm, my mother, Betty, married Ron Kreiling. I prepared this hearty down-home dish to share."—Tina Roberts, Wellington, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    16-20 servings


  • 1 pound fully cooked smoked sausage links, sliced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) pork and beans, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) lima beans, drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut green beans, drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce


  • In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until heated through.
Tip: Refrigerate up to 2 days; reheat to serve. Keep warm in a slow cooker or electric roaster. Editor's Note: 1 pound cooked and drained ground beef may be substituted for the sausage.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 205 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 787mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 6g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • marti29
    Oct 10, 2014

    I added about half a pound of cooked bacon pieces....out of this world!

  • JillPhernambucq
    Jul 5, 2010

    I have made this recipe for three large gatherings now and I always receive rave reviews. Even though it's a quick recipe I'll put all ingredients in my 6 qt. Crock pot on high for about two hours and then on medium or low the rest of the day. It's always ready when I am.