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Michigan Beans and Sausage

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"I got this recipe from a church cookbook years ago. Bean casseroles are a big hit at potlucks and picnics."
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1 h 40 m servings
Original recipe yields 14 servings


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  1. In a saucepan, cook sausage and onion in boiling water for 2 minutes; drain. In a bowl, combine the ketchup, sugars, vinegar, molasses and mustard. Stir in beans and sausage mixture. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 1-1/2 hours or until bean mixture reaches desired thickness.


  • Editor's Note: This recipe can also be prepared in a slow cooker. Prepare as directed, transferring to a slow cooker instead of a baking dish. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until heated through.


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My husband and I liked it and I'll make it again. Next time I'd leave out the white sugar and reduce the brown sugar to 1/2 cup. It was VERY sweet.

AWESOME! I had three cans of Great Northern beans to use, so I gave this a try. I used 14 oz kielbasa, ½ an onion, 1 cup ketchup, ½ cup brown sugar, NO white sugar, 2 TBS cider vinegar, 2 TBS mo...

I made this as written, in the slow cooker for 5 hours, then transferred it to the oven, uncovered, for an hour to thicken it up. Turned out perfect, just like I had growing up!

This was great - I used dried Great Northern Beans - 900g bag, covered with water by 3 inches and boiled for 10 min, then reduced heat and simmered for about an hour and a half. I substituted a...

Easy and tasty dish. You definately do not need more than 1/2 cup of brown sugar, and none of the white! I love sweet foods, and this would have been to much with all that sugar! This tastes l...

Used only 1/2 cup brown sugar, no white sugar, no molasses (didn't have any) and it was so good COLD the next day!

A mature substitute for one of my childhood comfort foods "beanie weenies." As suggested by others I cut the white sugar and molasses and put in 1/2 cup brown sugar. A few other changes I made: ...

After reading previous recipe, I skipped the white sugar, and cut the brown sugar in half--great! Made a huge batch and froze for "do it quickly" nights.

per other reviewers suggestion I omitted the white sugar and reduced the brown and it turned out fantastic