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Sweet and Sour Beans

Sweet and Sour Beans


A co-workers wife gave me this recipe and it is one of my favorites. This four bean dish is perfectly seasoned, and makes a wonderful side dish.

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  • Calories:
  • 440 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 19.2 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 55.4g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 14.6 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 960 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon fat.
  2. Add onions to fat in pan, and saute until soft. Stir in garlic powder, dry mustard, wine vinegar, and brown sugar. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. In a large pot or slow cooker combine bacon and onion mixture with the kidney beans, lima beans, butter beans, and baked beans. Mix together, and simmer for 70 minutes.
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This is one of my favorite side dishes of all time! It works well in a slow cooker, too.


I love beans, and I love sweet and sour, so I knew this recipe would be good. After I mixed all of the items, I put them in a casserole dish and baked them for a little more than an hour. Thanks for sharing!


Absolutely delicious! I think this recipe definitely needs some well deserved attention. I ended up keeping them in the crock pot on low for 8 hours, because I didn't read ahead and planned on making it while I was at work. There was the perfect blend of sweet from the brown sugar and sour from the vinegar. I was a bit worried about the lima beans, but they ended up turning out as a creamy delicious bean. I paired it with coleslaw and hot dogs and the guys loved it. These will definitely be made again in our house! Thanks for sharing!