Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours
Makes16 servings (1/2 cup each)
Awesome flavor! I used 5 cans of beans I already had, black and kidney beans but the sauce makes the dish. I drained the beans and chopped the veggies last night. Put it all together this morning and enjoyed it for lunch. I've been looking for a veg option to baked beans and this recipe did not disappoint! I will be trying it with prepared dried beans and doubling the recipe soon.
I've been making a recipe similar to this for several years and it's always gotten rave reviews. I'm always asked to bring it to potlucks and picnics.
I have been making this recipe for 40 years from a family recipe. The leftovers rarely last long. I am single now and will only make it for potlucks and I always double the recipe. The sweetness can be overwhelming so I cut the sugar to prevent this. I also use a large can of baked beans and switch up the other beans as well as add about 1/2 # cooked bacon. You can double the recipe just by using 2 cans each of other beans without doubling the sauce. And a last suggestion, cook for an hour in the oven as cooking in a slow cooker dries out the casserole. When I started cooking these beans, there were no crock pots.
I’ve made these many times and everyone raves about them. Truly great recipe.
The first time I made this it was good but missing something. The next time I added one pound of Italian bulk sausage, fried and crumbled , and one pound of bacon also fried and crumbled. Also a few good dashes of liquid smoke. Delicious!!
A meatless dish, loaded with beans? I couldn't wait to try this! And I'm still kicking myself for not reducing the amount of brown sugar the recipe calls for. WAY too sweet. I might try these again sometime, but with half the sugar.
We love this, hot or cold. It is great to take camping because you don't have to heat it up and it is so easy to make in advance while you are busy with everything else.
I was disappointed in these beans after reading all the good reviews. There were nothing special, a bit bland.
I use butter beans, pork 'n beans and garbanzo beans instead of black eyed peas and black beans, also use 1 lb. ground beef and sometimes even small sliced pepperoni. Best pot luck dinner ever. Good with rye bread.
I made this for a healthy cooking slow cooker demo at work. I actually had someone compliment on how the beans didn't need any meat. I did have to sub out white kidney beans for butter beans, but this dish was so colorful and it versatile you can really use any bean you have in the cupboard.