Sweet & Spicy Beans

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours


12 servings (2/3 cup each)

Updated: Feb. 23, 2023
My husband and I love this sweet and savory bean dish. It can be enjoyed as a side, but it's also fun for tortilla and corn chip dipping. —Sondra Pope, Mooresville, North Carolina
Sweet & Spicy Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chili with beans
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Chopped green onions, optional


  1. In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first nine ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours. Top with green onions if desired.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 201 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 712mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 7g fiber), 9g protein.