Sweet and Sour Beans

Sweet and Sour Beans

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"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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servings 440 cals
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Original recipe yields 11 servings



  • 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

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  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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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.


  1. 19 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

This is one of my favorite side dishes of all time! It works well in a slow cooker, too.

Most helpful critical review

I was just browsing through my recipes & found this. I made it years ago & I guess I saved it so I could rate it - to be sure I didn't make it again. I made this thinking it'd be a big hit (wi...

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This is one of my favorite side dishes of all time! It works well in a slow cooker, too.

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 ...

I've made a nearly-identical version of this since the 70's and I love it! Everyone seems to. My version doesn't have kidney beans and only calls for 10 slices of bacon. It's still the same.....

This is so delicious - i couldn't stop "testing" it before that 70 mins was up

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. Than...

Excellent!!! As a male my wife would prefer I not eat beans. "understandable" These tasted great and did not upset my tummy at all. She ask me to fix them again soon.

My mother in law makes a recipe similar to this. I've not asked her for her recipe yet, so this was a great stand in. My husband thinks there is a little too much vinegar, but overall it gets ...

I have a very similar recipe that I received from a farm cookbook years ago. It includes a pound of hamburger. It makes an excellent main dish.

This soooo close to a "mixed bean" recipe I used to impress! However, the carton containig my recipe box mysteriously disappeared as a consequence of my last household move. My feet are securel...

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