Blame the Dog Bean Casserole (Kielbasa and Bean Dish)

Blame the Dog Bean Casserole (Kielbasa and Bean Dish)

Kay M 0

"This recipe has been a favorite for 30 years. Great at picnics as a side dish, where the guys gave it it's nickname (Blame the Dog). Serve this alone as a main dish with coleslaw and crusty rolls, or as a side dish."


1 h 15 m servings 577 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 577 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 34.3 g
  • 53%
  • Carbs:
  • 39g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 28.1 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 2139 mg
  • 86%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine sausages, baked beans, kidney beans, tomato sauce, ketchup, red wine, onion, celery, garlic, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce in a 3-quart baking dish. Bake in preheated oven until hot and bubbly, about 1 hour.


  • Cook's Note
  • This recipe may also be cooked on High for 4 hours in a slow cooker. You may need to spoon off some of the excess liquid from time to time.
  • This is great for potluck suppers, and can really stretch a meal. Sometimes I even cut up a few hot dogs and add them in.
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  1. 13 Ratings


Excellent! I added 1/2# of bacon, and browned the sausage and vegetables in about a T of the bacon grease. Will definitely make again.

I added a bit of diced jalapeno to give it a kick. Skipped the celery, just didn't seem to fit. Super, the kids really liked it!

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