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Sweet N Sour Beans

Rated as 4.74 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe is popular on both sides of the border. It came from a friend in Alaska, then traveled with me to old Mexico, where I lived for 5 years, and is now a potluck favorite in my Arkansas community. It's easy to keep the beans warm and serve from a slow cooker. -Barbara Short, Mena, Arkansas"
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3 h 20 m servings
Original recipe yields 15 servings


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  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove with slotted spoon to paper towels. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Saute onions in the drippings until tender. Add brown sugar, vinegar, salt, mustard and garlic powder. Bring to a boil.
  2. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine beans and peas. Add onion mixture and bacon; mix well. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or until heated through.


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I love this recipe -- easy to make and tastes wonderful....even tastier the next day! I add a chopped green pepper along with the onions. If you like your bacon with more crunch -- save and ad...

I make a version of this recipe that uses 1 can of butter beans instead of black eyed peas. Also if you are in a hurry you can bake this at 350 degrees for one hour covered, then transfer to cr...

I used butter beans instead of limas, but otherwise made exactly as directed. My husband agreed with me that these were by far the best beans we've ever had. They even look beautiful with a wa...

excellent new years day dish. everyone loved these beans. i'll definitely be making this again.

Terrific recipe! I also added some green beans and was beans which I had on hand. A lovely change to the usual baked beans.

The first time I made this I used black beans and white beans instead of the lima beans and black-eyed peas. It was so fantastic, my daughter asked me to make them again and took some frozen to ...

Took this dish to a party and there was about one bowl's worth left... everyone loved it. I try not to alter the recipes I use from this site, but this one I did need to just for personal taste ...

LOVE this recipe. I have made it 3x and get RAVE reviews. I make it almost exactly as recipe says except I had no clue about Blackeye peas so I use Butter Beans. Everyone LOVES this recipe. A...

So YUMMY....we couldn't stop eating it and I'm definately not a 'bean lover'. As others suggested, I added extra bacon and also included some diced ham. I was out of ground mustard so I substitu...