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Bean and Bacon Salad Recipe

Bean and Bacon Salad

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"My father used to enjoy making this when we were kids. Now I make it for potlucks, and it's a huge crowd pleaser!"

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  1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Drain, cool, and crumble.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mayonnaise, and sugar.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the bacon, kidney beans, cabbage, celery, parsley, and onion. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the vinegar dressing mixture over the salad, and toss to coat. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 25 mins

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Jul 05, 2004

I made this with Splenda instead of sugar and added 1/2 cup each: chopped sweet red pepper and chopped green onion. We had it with Calhoun's pork BBQ for a 4th of July picnic. Wow! It was so good and crunchy! Perfect with the BBQ. A 5-star hit for sure!

Dec 28, 2005

Would give this 6 *'s if I could. Very fresh. Lots of chopping, but worth it. I'm not very good at measuring "cups" of vegetables--for this recipe I used 1 head of cabbage, 1 small bunch of celery, and 1/2 an onion. We're not big fans of raw onion, so reserved a little bit of bacon grease to cook the onion prior to combining with other ingredients (after draining well). This recipe is a great way to deliciously add cabbage to your diet!!


27 Ratings

Jul 09, 2004

This was a hit at the last family BBQ!

Jul 12, 2004

I liked the bacon flavor and the vinagrette was tasty, but the appearance wasn't very appealing. It's basically cole slaw with bacon and kidney beans. The bacon was an asset but I didn't care for the kidney beans in it.

Jul 30, 2005

good quick salad that's good for you and filling

Aug 31, 2008

VERY Good. I was looking for something to help use up my left over shredded cabbage, and man this was well worth it. They were out of parsley at the store (I know, like you would expect the store to be out of parsley) so I used cilantro instead, which also gave it a nice flavor! Thanks so much, I will munch on this salad for the next few days!

Feb 15, 2007

We really like the flavors in this salad. Nice blend of tangy and savory.

Jun 10, 2006

This is a beautiful, easy refreshing salad. It was easy to execute. I used red and white kideney beans for visual interest. Its delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 301 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 21.3 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 5.2 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 10.1 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 1013 mg
  • 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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