Four-Bean Medley

Four-Bean Medley

"This bean side dish is easy to fix ahead and simmer in the slow cooker."
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Directions

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  1. In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings; set bacon aside.
  2. Saute onions in drippings until tender. Stir in brown sugar, vinegar, salt, mustard and garlic powder. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until onions are golden brown.
  3. Combine the beans in a slow cooker. Add onion mixture and bacon; mix well. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until the beans are tender. Serve with a slotted spoon.

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I added 12 cut up hot dogs to the crock pot to make it more of a meal. I also used Hormel crumbled bacon to avoid the bacon grease mess. I cooked the onions in a bit of EVOO and then added the...

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I may consider remaking this recipe, halving the amount of brown sugar. This dish was too sickeningly sweet for our family and masked most other flavors.

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I added 12 cut up hot dogs to the crock pot to make it more of a meal. I also used Hormel crumbled bacon to avoid the bacon grease mess. I cooked the onions in a bit of EVOO and then added the...

I've made this twice now as a dish to take to a pot-luck. I had so many compliments on it I took it to my in-laws for Easter. Everyone loved it! The recipe is perfect as is. I highly recommend t...

I may consider remaking this recipe, halving the amount of brown sugar. This dish was too sickeningly sweet for our family and masked most other flavors.

Delicious! I have made it as written and it was very good, however I now make it with 1/2 the amount of vinegar as a personal preference. I find that using a full pound of bacon chunks from the...

Way too sweet!! I would definately take the brown sugar down to half of what the recipe calls for. I like the idea behind the recipe. I will try to make this again with half the sugar and half ...

This was fabulous! I made it on a camping trip and everyone wanted the recipe after dinner.

This was good. I did make some changes, mostly because I wanted it to make a bigger batch. I used about 44 oz of baked beans total, and cooked a full pound of bacon. I also substituted 2 cups of...

I decided to use Goya "pink beans" instead of Kidney beans (I dont care for Kidney) 1 can of butter beans, 1 can of pinto (had them in the pantry) and only had a big bag of frozen whole green be...

A mixed review: The whole idea of four types of beans flavored with bacon is attractive, but this dish was just OK. My family liked it, though, but I'm not sure we will see this often on the tab...

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