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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Week 19 : Stacey's Pot O' Beans

1 can Original Bush's Baked Beans
2 cans cut green beans
2 cans Italian green beans
2 cans wax beans
1 can butter beans
1 can black beans
1 can navy beans
1 pkg spicy pork sausage
1 pkg Kielbasa sausage
1 cup brown sugar

Pour entire can of baked beans into pot.  Drain and rinse remaining beans; add to pot.  Brown sausage and slice Kielbasa; stir into beans.  Mix in 1/2 cup brown sugar.  Cook on LOW about 5 hours adding another 1/2 cup brown sugar halfway through cooking.

WOW this recipe is delicious!!  Thank you to Stacey R. for passing this one along.  Any recipe that is requested at an annual family gathering has to be a winner!  Now for some tips.  Per Stacey, the Bob Evans "zesty" pork sausage is what tastes good in here.  That is what I used and it added a nice kick.  Not looking for spicy?  Use the regular pork sausage.  To prepare the Kielbasa, I sliced it and then halved the slices.  I like the smaller bite-sized pieces.  Be sure to stir these beans a couple of times while cooking to distribute the different flavors.  However, be sure to be gentle when you stir so you don't break up the beans- they're fragile!  I'm sure you could play around with the different beans to make this your own, but I followed Stacey's recipe exactly and it turned out wonderful.  Now, I usually don't mind substituting sausages with turkey sausage because I think it is flavored by the various different spices in the recipe.  However, the sausages in this recipe are what give it the flavor.  I wouldn't suggest the substitution in this case.  And lastly, use your big pot and invite a crowd!!! 


  1. Yummm! Looks really good and so does your blog!! I love the new look!

  2. Alison, this is absolutley delicious!!! You know me, I do not like a big variety of beans, especially green beans, but these were soooo good. Congratulations to Stacey!! And congrats to you for making and posting. Ok. Back to for more beans.

  3. Thanks Chris for the technical support! I saw your blog and was jealous of the cool picture you have behind yours! Mine was looking a little bland.

    John G., I was a little worried with the "butter beans." Maybe I don't know my beans very well, but they looked an awful lot like lima beans to me. But, if you can eat green beans, then I can eat butter beans! Ohhhh, so good!

  4. We got a little sample from next door-yum! I wonder how it would be if you substituted fresh green beans for the canned ones. Might have to give this one a try. Love you new look of your site! ;)